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scathe

Syllabification: scathe
Pronunciation: /skāT͟H
 
/
archaic

Definition of scathe in English:

verb

[with object] (usually be scathed)
1Harm; injure: he was barely scathed
More example sentences
  • He'd been hit a few times, but for someone of his magnitude, it barely scathed him.
1.1 literary Damage or destroy by fire or lightning.
Example sentences
  • The little wiry bushes that grow all over Yosemite seem to be barely scathed by the flames in places, a tribute to their hardiness.

noun

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Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse skathi (noun), skatha (verb); related to Dutch and German schaden (verb).

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