scab over

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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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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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The condition is contagious until all the spots have blistered and scabbed over, which usually happens about five or six days after the rash first appeared.
By the end of the second week after the rash, most of the sores have scabbed over. When they have fallen off the victim is no longer contagious.