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scathe

play
noun \ˈskāth, ˈskāth\

Definition of scathe

  1. :  harm, injury

scathe·less play \-ləs\ adjective


Origin of scathe

Middle English skathe, from Old Norse skathi; akin to Old English sceatha injury, Greek askēthēs unharmed


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with scathe


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scathe

play
transitive verb \ˈskāth\

Definition of scathe

scathedscath·ing

  1. 1 :  to do harm to; specifically :  scorch, sear

  2. 2 :  to assail with withering denunciation



Examples of scathe

  1. <newspaper cartoonists scathed the lecherous governor with a series of cruel caricatures>



13th Century

First Known Use of scathe

13th century



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