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