scab


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scab over

To form or become covered by a scab, as of a wound. That scrape is scabbing over so it can heal, but it can't do that if you keep picking at it! You need to apply pressure to stop the blood from flowing so fast, or else the cut will never be able to scab over.
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get scabbed

To get cheated or duped; to be ripped off or made the victim of fraud. The car started having issues just a couple days after I bought it, so I started to worry that I might have gotten scabbed by the guy who sold it to me. My cousin got scabbed in a drug deal gone bad, and now he owes the mob nearly $200,000.
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scabbed

Cheated or duped; ripped off or made the victim of fraud. The car started having issues just a couple days after I bought it, so I started to worry that I might have been scabbed by the guy who sold it to me. My cousin got scabbed in a drug deal gone bad, and now he owes the mob nearly $200,000.
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scab over

[for a wound] to form a scab. The wound soon scabbed over and the injury was well on its way to healing. I hope this shaving cut scabs over before I have to leave for work.
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scab over

v.
To become covered by a scab: The wound scabbed over and eventually healed.
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scabbed

(ˈskæbd)
mod. cheated in a drug deal; having been sold bogus or inferior drugs. Bart got scabbed by a dealer who got arrested the next day.
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Wilson, "Auxin-induced resistance to common scab disease of potato linked to inhibition of thaxtomin A toxicity," Plant Disease, vol.
In 2009 Bangor University surveyed 574 producers at agricultural shows and found that just over a third had sheep scab in their flocks in the previous five years.
The strike was defeated, preference was abolished and scab unions were ensconced in the two ports as well as Fremantle (due to the contemporary defeat of another dispute).
Based on a factor analytic analysis, Kelly concluded that the SCAB assessed these essential components; thus demonstrating some degree of construct validity.
Hearst and Pulitzer think that they can break us by hiring more scabs. They are wrong!
Apple cider vinegar fungicide for leafspot, mildew, and scab: Mix 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar (5% acidity) with one gallon water and spray in the morning on infested plants.
Soaking a scab in water causes it to soften and turn white.
This article presents three studies chronicling the developing and preliminary psychometric evaluation of a multidimensional self-report measure of creativity - the Scale of Creative Attributes and Behavior (SCAB).
MESSAGE: Prevent yield loss due to scab (Fusarium Head Blight).
Another issue is a particular variety's vulnerability to common diseases such as scab or fire blight.
* Cutaneous anthrax results in a black scab as well as headache, fever, and nausea.
* Nearly three-fourths of consumers (72%) think a wound should air out and form a scab, should be covered with a bandage for only a short time or should be kept covered during the day and aired out at night.
Sometimes the buckle will open up, allowing the metal to run through the crack in the sand and fill the void behind the buckle to create a scab (Fig.
Even as he celebrates being different, being an intellectual, being unbound by race, it is not too long before his finger scratches the scab and the discussion returns to race.
Short pants and bathing suits meant scrapes and cuts that eventually would form a scab, but I would try to remove it too soon with the result that the healing took longer.