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- adverb idiomatic From the
beginning; starting with no advantageor prior preparation.
- adverb idiomatic From
basic materialsor raw ingredients.
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- adverb from the beginning, especially without relying on resources or other advantages
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From the scratch drawn in the ground serving as the starting line of a foot race. A runner “starting from scratch” received no handicap, but started at the beginning of the course.
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