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starting from scratch

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  • from scratch — {adv. phr.}, {informal} With no help from anything done before; from the beginning; from nothing. * /Dick built a radio from scratch./ * /In sewing class, Mary already knew how to sew a little, but Jane had to start from scratch./ Compare: FROM… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • from scratch — {adv. phr.}, {informal} With no help from anything done before; from the beginning; from nothing. * /Dick built a radio from scratch./ * /In sewing class, Mary already knew how to sew a little, but Jane had to start from scratch./ Compare: FROM… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • from scratch — adverb a) From the beginning; starting with no advantage or prior preparation. There were so many errors in the program that the programmer decided to rewrite it from scratch. b) From basic materials or raw ingredients …   Wiktionary

  • scratch — /skrætʃ / (say skrach) verb (t) 1. to break or mark slightly by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough. 2. to dig, scrape, or to tear (out, off, etc.) with the claws, the nails, etc. 3. to rub or scrape lightly with the… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • scratch — [skrach] vt. [LME scracchen, prob. altered < scratten, to scratch, based on cracchen < or akin to MDu cratsen, to scratch < IE base * gred > Alb gërüj, (I) scratch] 1. to mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something… …   English World dictionary

  • Scratch Beginnings — is a book by Adam Shepard, a graduate of Merrimack College, about his attempt to live the American Dream. It was conceived as a response to the books Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch by Barbara Ehrenreich.torylineShepard s premise was simple …   Wikipedia

  • scratch — scratchable, adj. scratchably, adv. scratcher, n. scratchless, adj. scratchlike, adj. /skrach/, v.t. 1. to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough: to scratch one s hand on a nail. 2. to… …   Universalium

  • scratch — {{11}}scratch (n.) 1580s, from SCRATCH (Cf. scratch) (v.). Slang sense of money is from 1914, of uncertain signification. Many figurative senses (e.g. up to scratch) are from sporting use for line or mark drawn as a starting place, attested from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • scratch — [[t]skrætʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough 2) to remove with a scraping or tearing action 3) to rub or scrape slightly, as with the fingernails, to relieve itching …   From formal English to slang

  • scratch — I. verb Etymology: Middle English scracchen, probably blend of scratten to scratch and cracchen to scratch Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to scrape or dig with the claws or nails 2. to rub and tear or mark the surface of with something… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scratch — verb 1》 score or mark with a sharp or pointed object.     ↘make a long, narrow superficial wound in the skin of.     ↘rub (a part of one s body) with one s fingernails to relieve itching.     ↘(of a bird or mammal) rake the ground with the beak… …   English new terms dictionary

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