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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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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.
The two step process combines a polish and finish that removes scratches from all types of paint finishes.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, together with Nippon Paint Co., has developed the world's first clear paint that repairs scratches on painted car surfaces, including scratches from car washing machines, off-road driving and fingernails.
Scratch Guard Coat contains a newly developed high elastic resin that helps prevent scratches from affecting the inner layers of a car's painted surface.
The clear paint, reputedly the first of its kind in the world, is made of highly elastic resin, which prevents scratches from affecting the inner layers of an automobile's painted surface, according to the automaker.
Laser profilometry provided cross sectional profiles of the scratches from which rather more objective assessments of the damage could be drawn.
It contains a newly-developed highly elastic resin that helps prevent scratches from affecting the inner layers of the painted surface.