scab over

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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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.
See also: over, scab

scab over

v.
To become covered by a scab: The wound scabbed over and eventually healed.
See also: over, scab
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4degF) or over | Aching, painful muscles | || Headache | | Loss of appetite The main symptom is a rash that develops in three stages: | | Stage 1: Spots - red raised spots develop on the face or chest before spreading to other parts of the body | | Stage 2: Blisters - over the next few hours or the following day, very itchy fluid-filled blisters develop on top of the spots | Stage 3: Scabs and crusts - after a further few days, the blisters dry out and scab over to form a crust; the crusts then gradually fall off by themselves over the next week or two Chicken pox is contagious until all the blisters have scabbed over, which usually happens about five or six days after the rash appeared.