scratch at (something)

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scratch at (something)

To scratch something continuously or a great deal. You need to stop scratching at that scab, or you're going to leave a scar! The dog scratched at the door, whining to be let out into the back yard.
See also: scratch

scratch at something

to scratch something. You shouldn't scratch at a chigger bite because it might get infected. Don't scratch at it!
See also: scratch
References in classic literature ?
But the cat, not understanding this joke, sprang at his face, and spat, and scratched at him.
Other flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S9, OnePlus 5T, IPhone X, and the iPhone 8 also scratched at the same Level 7, but the sapphire screen on the HTC U Ultra scratched at Level 8.