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verb scratch pronunciation in American English /skrætʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyscratch
he/she/itscratches
present participlescratching
past tensescratched
past participlescratched
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to pull your nails along your skin, especially because you have an itch that makes you want to do this

    Stop scratching!

    Scratch my back for me, will you.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to cut someone's skin slightly with something sharp

    Don't worry, the cat won't scratch you.

    The tree's branches had scratched his hands and they were bleeding.

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scratched

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a badly scratched CD

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