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verb
  1. 1
    to pull your nails along your skin, especially because you have an itch that makes you want to do this

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

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    1. a.
      to damage a surface by marking it with something sharp or rough

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  3. 4
    to remove something, for example a word from a sentence or something from a list

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    1. a.
      to remove someone from a race before it begins

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hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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