April 08, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
from scratch /ˈfrʌmˈskrætʃ/ idiom
from scratch
/ˈfrʌmˈskrætʃ/
idiom
Ingredients for baking a chocolate cake from scratch
Ingredients for baking a chocolate cake from scratch
Learner's definition of FROM SCRATCH

1 : with ingredients you have prepared yourself rather than with a prepared mixture of ingredients bought from a store

  • bread/cookies made from scratch

  • I used a frozen pie crust rather than making one from scratch.

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.

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