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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

scab over

v.
To become covered by a scab: The wound scabbed over and eventually healed.
See also: over, scab
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Important factors in the contagiousness of chickenpox is the appearance of new blisters and their scabbing over. There was no difference in the average number of days for the appearance of the last blister in the treated and untreated groups.