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verb scar pronunciation in American English /skɑr/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyscar
he/she/itscars
present participlescarring
past tensescarred
past participlescarred

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  1. 1
    [transitive] [usually passive] to leave a permanent mark on someones 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.
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    2. b.

      scar

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      scar over

      [intransitive] if a cut or other injury on your body scars, it forms a scar as it becomes better
  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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