scratch off

phrasal verb

scratched off; scratching off; scratches off
: to remove (something) from an object or surface by rubbing with a sharp edge or tool
: to draw a line through (something that is written down)
He scratched his name off the list.

Examples of scratch off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its serial number had been scratched off, records state. Post-Tribune, Chicago Tribune, 23 May 2024 The game, mirrored after a board game, requires players to scratch off caller’s cards and one bonus card, revealing 15 symbols that are then matched to the game board, according to officials. Daniella Segura, Miami Herald, 20 May 2024 Add them to your list of must-try Milwaukee moments to scratch off your summertime checklist. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2024 Police recovered another gun from Jones' glove box, with the serial number scratched off, prosecutors said. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 7 May 2024 The 26-year-old from Genesee County scratched off a $500,000 prize. Kate Linderman, Kansas City Star, 17 Apr. 2024 Woman quits her job after scratching off $90,000 lottery win Man wins $2.6 million after receiving a scratch-off ticket from his father What were the latest winning Powerball numbers? Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2024 The 58-year-old winner from Kalamazoo County had his wife scratch off the ticket. Kate Linderman, Kansas City Star, 5 Apr. 2024 But after nearly 120 years, a law against adultery — a misdemeanor in New York — could be scratched off the books. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 23 Mar. 2024

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“Scratch off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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