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verb American English pronunciation: scar /skɑr/ 
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present tense
present participlescarring
past tensescarred
past participlescarred

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  1. 1
    [transitive] [usually passive] to leave a permanent mark on someone's skin as the result of an injury

    Rachel was badly scarred in a car accident.

    1. a.
      [transitive] [usually passive] to leave permanent marks on something, especially as a result of damage

      Her suitcase was scarred and battered from years of use.

      The land was badly scarred by chemical waste.

  2. 2
    [transitive] [usually passive] if an unpleasant experience scars someone, it has a permanent effect on the way that they think and live

    emotionally scarred

    Their lives were scarred by poverty and illness.

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