Definition of scar verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    scar

     verb
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    BrE BrE//skɑː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skɑːr//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scar
    BrE BrE//skɑː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skɑːr//
     
    he / she / it scars
    BrE BrE//skɑːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skɑːrz//
     
    past simple scarred
    BrE BrE//skɑːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skɑːrd//
     
    past participle scarred
    BrE BrE//skɑːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//skɑːrd//
     
    -ing form scarring
    BrE BrE//ˈskɑːrɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskɑːrɪŋ//
     
    Injuries
     
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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. See related entries: Injuries
  2. 2scar somebody (of an unpleasant experience) to leave somebody 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
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French escharre, via late Latin from Greek eskhara ‘scab’.Extra examples His face was badly scarred by the fire. She was both physically and mentally scarred by the accident. The accident left him permanently scarred. Their minds were scarred with bitterness.
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