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  1. To rub a surface with a sharp object, especially by a living creature to remove itching with nails, claws, etc.
    Could you please scratch my back?
  2. To rub the skin with rough material causing a sensation of irritation.
    I don't like that new scarf because it scratches my neck.
  3. To mark a surface with a sharp object, thereby leaving a scratch (noun).
    A real diamond can easily scratch a pane of glass.
  4. To remove, ignore or delete.
    Scratch what I said earlier; I was wrong.
    When the favorite was scratched from the race, there was a riot at the betting windows.

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