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scratch

1. verb, slang To cancel (something). There were a number of aspects of the project we had to scratch in order to make our December deadline. I heard they scratched the Modern Literature class for the fall semester.
2. noun, slang Money. I needed to buy books for my class, but I just didn't have the scratch. Make sure you have enough scratch for food on your trip.

scratch that

interjection A set phrase telling someone to ignore, forget, or disregard what was just said or instructed. I wonder how much it would be to have our wedding inside the aquarium? Actually, scratch that, that's a ridiculous idea.
See also: scratch, that
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scratch

1. n. money. I just don’t have the scratch.
2. tv. to eliminate something from a list; to cancel something. We decided to scratch the idea of a new car. The old one will have to do.
3. mod. impromptu; temporary. (see also pickup.) We started a scratch game of basketball, but most of the girls had to leave at dinnertime.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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This method is not for the screen but to smoothen out the scratches on the back of the phone.
When evaluating scratch resistance of coatings applied on various types of substrates (wood, metals, polymers, etc.), it is important to pay attention to qualitative evaluation of scratches traced.
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And when the rough protrusions on the trailing half shortly pass the same area, they cross the scratches from the front in a small angle.
It is difficult to compare laboratory test results and field damage as field scratches vary greatly in depth, width, length, shape, and frequency.
If this behaviour still persists, you could also use a small spray bottle to squirt some water on your cat when she scratches in the undesired areas.
ZENA SAYS: Scratches can occur from jewellery, china or glasses.
Both types of scratches are produced under unique conditions, and customer objection to each type of scratch can vary between North American and European customers.
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Due to Supremelux CP's reflow properties, it offers good scratch resistance and eliminates minor scratches. No special hardeners or thinners are required.
This hi-tech paste allows you to repair scratches on almost any vehicle without the need for hours of sanding, priming or repainting.
said Friday it has developed a paint technology that is capable of automatically repairing light scratches made to the surface of an automobile.
Tokyo, Japan, Dec 5, 2005 - (JCN) - Nissan Motor has developed Scratch Guard Coat, the world's first clear paint that repairs scratches on painted car surfaces, and will use the product for on some of its SUVs.
Human sporotrichosis has been related sporadically to scratches or bites by animals (3).
Scratches prevent the -- in a CD or DVD player from being able to read the information on the disc.