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scratch from (something)

1. To remove something from some surface by scraping with something hard, sharp, or abrasive. A noun or pronoun is used between "scratch" and "from." I used a coin to scratch the plastic from the instant lottery ticket to see if I had won anything. The shrubs scratched a bunch of paint from the side of my car when I was reversing out of my driveway.
2. To eliminate or strike through the name of someone or something on a list. A noun or pronoun is used between "scratch" and "from." Well, we can scratch that from our to-do list for our trip through Europe. I had to scratch him from the list of players for Saturday's game when I found out he was failing in three subjects. I had to scratch Jenny from the roster because she was late for the third time in a row.
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scratch someone or something from something

to mark the name of someone or something off a list. We were obliged to scratch Dave from the list. The judges scratched the large collie from the eligibility list.
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It is important, therefore, to implement a higher resolution technique to distinguish the "signal" of a light scratch from that of unscratched surface without relying on human perception.
However, any measurement of the size of a scratch from the intensity profile has two serious drawbacks.