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Definition of scar verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scar
    he / she / it scars
    past simple scarred
    -ing form scarring
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  1. 1scar somebody/something (of a wound, etc.) to leave a mark on the skin after it has healed His face was badly scarred.
  2. 2scar somebody (of an unpleasant experience) to leave someone with a feeling of sadness or mental pain The experience left her scarred for life.
  3. 3scar something to spoil the appearance of something The hills are scarred by quarries. battle-scarred buildings
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