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from scratch

Definition of from scratch

  1. 1 :  with ingredients one has put together rather than with a prepared mixture of ingredients bought from a store <bread/cookies made from scratch>

  2. 2 :  from a point at which nothing has been done yet <We will have to start the project from scratch.> <He built the company from scratch.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to scrape or dig with the claws or nails

    :  to rub and tear or mark the surface of with something sharp or jagged

    :  to scrape or rub lightly (as to relieve itching)

  1. :  a mark or injury produced by scratching

    :  a slight wound

    :  scrawl, scribble

  1. :  arranged or put together with little selection :  haphazard

    :  made as or used for a tentative effort

    :  made or done by chance and not as intended

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mysterious, holy, or spiritual

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