past tense of scratch
as in scraped
to damage by rubbing against a sharp or rough surface scratched his arm on a branch

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as in rubbed
to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface the branches of the willow tree scratch against the windowpane whenever the wind blows

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as in scribbled
to write or draw hastily or carelessly scratched a quick doodle in the margins

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“Scratched.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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