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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.
See also: over, scab

scab over

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

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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Fortunately, with Victoria starved of coal, and all but a handful of demoralised scabs driven from the docks, they were in a winning position.
He said: "I went back at Christmas 1984 but had stayed out for nine months and I still get called a scab.
Without sufficient hot strength, high metal velocity washes the mold material away, leaving an erosion scab. The loosened sand may be found as inclusions in other parts of the casting.
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.
A recurrence of severe infestations of head scab across the Great Plains and Midwest in recent years has sent plant breeders and researchers scrambling for new ways to combat the disease.
And when that constriction of community reaches workers, how quickly do they respond in a similar manner, when their world begins to become populated with "crossovers," 'holdouts," and "scabs," when their community constricts to even exclude the "undeserving poor"?
The new contract cuts the number of union jobs from 762 at the time of the lockout to 250 by 1997; gives the company unlimited subcontracting rights; institutes twelve-hour shifts rotating every thirty days, and mandatory overtime without overtime pay; punishes scab harassment with immediate firing; and grants no amnesty to workers fired for union activities.
In contrast, 37 other children who were given acetaminophen (Tylenol, Datril) developed scabs several days later.
A local authority dog warden collected George in December, at which point his ribs, spine and hips were visible, he was covered in urine and he had sores on his front legs and scabs on his tail.
And scabs on skin look very effective made of porridge oats.
* All scabs were removed with scalpel and exposed lesions were washed with 1:1000 Potassium permanganate lotion and dried with cloth and applied Himax (a) ointment externally.
'It's the scabs.' The police line softened for a moment; paused, hardened and drove forwards.
As the condition reaches its more chronic phase, the itching becomes worse and the wool loss and typical scabs appear.
A COVENTRY City fans' campaign group is set to abandon protests on 'Jimmy's Hill' outside Northampton's Sixfields stadium for 'home' matches - after fellow fans were branded 'scabs'.