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scratch off

1. To scrape something off (of something else), especially in a hurried, inelegant, or careless manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scratch" and "off." Someone scratched off the serial number, so there's no way to trace where the machine was sold. He scratched paint off the car when he brushed up against the trees as he reversed out of the driveway.
2. To scrape away the opaque covering on a competition ticket, especially a lottery ticket, that reveals whether one won or not. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scratch" and "off." He howled with joy when he scratched off the ticket and saw three winning symbols—only to realize that it was a promotion for a car dealership, not a lottery ticket. Even though I know better, I still get a little rush of excitement when I scratch a lottery ticket off.
3. To eliminate or strike through someone's or something's name on a list. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scratch" and "off." Well, that's another thing we can scratch off our to-do list for our trip through Europe. I had to scratch him off the list of players for Saturday's game when I found out he was failing in three subjects. I had to scratch Jenny off the roster because she was late for the third time in a row.
4. To hastily write or draw something by hand. He quickly scratched off a phone number on a slip of paper and pushed it across the desk to me. I scratched off a crude sketch of the attacker while his face was fresh in my mind.
See also: off, scratch

scratch off

v.
1. To remove something or an outer layer of something by lightly scraping: I scratched off the paint that had dripped on the table. The mud on my shoes dried up, so I scratched it off. I scratched off the lottery ticket with a coin.
2. To remove someone or something from a list or record: I decided not to sign up for the team, so the coach scratched off my name from the list. We don't need any pickles, so you can scratch that off the shopping list.
3. To write or draw something hurriedly: After the party I scratched off a thank-you note. It's a very old essay—I scratched it off when I was in middle school.
See also: off, scratch
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Please note you should scratch off only the numbers printed in the Daily Record or your card will be void.
Don't scratch off the wrong panel or more than one answer, or your card will be void.
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For example if you scratch off FIVE panels worded "Wii", then you will win a Nintendo Wii games console, or, if you scratch off FIVE pounds 1000 panels, you'll bank pounds 1000.
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All you have to do is scratch off today's panel on your gamecard and you will reveal a cash amount.
Today you should scratch off the answer to Question 23.
The customers have to scratch off the secret panel to reveal the activation code, and follow the instructions on the back of the card to redeem the data.
Everyone's guaranteed a prize, so make sure you scratch off the panel to see what you have won.
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CORRECTLY answer the questions we're printing in the Sunday Mirror and Daily Mirror until Friday January 17 and scratch off the appropriate answer panel on your gamecard.