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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to do something for the sake of completing it; to get something covered, but barely

    She scabbed the project due in the morning.

    He didn't study for the history test, so he ended up scabbing the essay.

    Submitted by Ceci from United States on 28/10/2015
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