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scab

 (skăb)
n.
1. A crust discharged from and covering a healing wound.
2. Scabies or mange in domestic animals or livestock, especially sheep.
3.
a. Any of various plant diseases caused by fungi or bacteria and resulting in crustlike spots on fruit, leaves, or roots.
b. The spots caused by such a disease.
4. Slang A person regarded as contemptible.
5.
a. A worker who refuses membership in a labor union.
b. An employee who works while others are on strike; a strikebreaker.
c. A person hired to replace a striking worker.
intr.v. scabbed, scab·bing, scabs
1. To become covered with scabs or a scab.
2. To work or take a job as a scab.

[Middle English, from Old Norse skabb.]

scab

(skæb)
n
1. (Pathology) the dried crusty surface of a healing skin wound or sore
2. (Veterinary Science) a contagious disease of sheep, a form of mange, caused by a mite (Psoroptes communis)
3. (Plant Pathology) a fungal disease of plants characterized by crusty spots on the fruits, leaves, etc
4. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) derogatory
a. Also called: blackleg a person who refuses to support a trade union's actions, esp one who replaces a worker who is on strike
b. (as modifier): scab labour.
5. a despicable person
vb (intr) , scabs, scabbing or scabbed
6. (Pathology) to become covered with a scab
7. (of a road surface) to become loose so that potholes develop
8. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to replace a striking worker
[Old English sceabb; related to Old Norse skabb, Latin scabiēs, Middle Low German schabbe scoundrel, German schäbig shabby]
ˈscabˌlike adj

scab

(skæb)

n., v. scabbed, scab•bing. n.
1. the incrustation that forms over a sore or wound during healing.
2. any mangy skin disease in animals, esp. sheep.
3.
a. a fungal or bacterial disease of plants characterized by crustlike lesions on the affected parts.
b. one such lesion.
4. a worker who refuses to join a labor union or to participate in a union strike, who takes a striking worker's place on the job, or the like.
5. Slang. a rascal or scoundrel.
v.i.
6. to become covered with a scab.
7. to act or work as a scab.
[1200–50; Middle English < Old Norse skabb scab, itch]

scab

- First pertained to any skin disease in which pustules or scales were formed, and is from Old Norse skabbr, "crust over a wound."
See also related terms for scales.

scab


Past participle: scabbed
Gerund: scabbing

Imperative
scab
scab
Present
I scab
you scab
he/she/it scabs
we scab
you scab
they scab
Preterite
I scabbed
you scabbed
he/she/it scabbed
we scabbed
you scabbed
they scabbed
Present Continuous
I am scabbing
you are scabbing
he/she/it is scabbing
we are scabbing
you are scabbing
they are scabbing
Present Perfect
I have scabbed
you have scabbed
he/she/it has scabbed
we have scabbed
you have scabbed
they have scabbed
Past Continuous
I was scabbing
you were scabbing
he/she/it was scabbing
we were scabbing
you were scabbing
they were scabbing
Past Perfect
I had scabbed
you had scabbed
he/she/it had scabbed
we had scabbed
you had scabbed
they had scabbed
Future
I will scab
you will scab
he/she/it will scab
we will scab
you will scab
they will scab
Future Perfect
I will have scabbed
you will have scabbed
he/she/it will have scabbed
we will have scabbed
you will have scabbed
they will have scabbed
Future Continuous
I will be scabbing
you will be scabbing
he/she/it will be scabbing
we will be scabbing
you will be scabbing
they will be scabbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scabbing
you have been scabbing
he/she/it has been scabbing
we have been scabbing
you have been scabbing
they have been scabbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scabbing
you will have been scabbing
he/she/it will have been scabbing
we will have been scabbing
you will have been scabbing
they will have been scabbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scabbing
you had been scabbing
he/she/it had been scabbing
we had been scabbing
you had been scabbing
they had been scabbing
Conditional
I would scab
you would scab
he/she/it would scab
we would scab
you would scab
they would scab
Past Conditional
I would have scabbed
you would have scabbed
he/she/it would have scabbed
we would have scabbed
you would have scabbed
they would have scabbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scab - someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
2.scab - the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
solid body substance - the solid parts of the body
eschar - a dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin
Verb1.scab - form a scab; "the wounds will eventually scab"
heal - get healthy again; "The wound is healing slowly"
2.scab - take the place of work of someone on strike
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
Translations
جَرَب الماشِيَهقِشْرَة الجُرْح
prašivinastávkokazstrup
sårskorpeskurvstrejkebrydersvampesygdom
arpeutuaperunarupipummatarikkurirupi
rühsztrájktörõvar
hrúðurhrúîurhúîsjúkdómur í plöntum/dÿrumverkfallsbrjótur
niežainušašęsrauplėsšašasstreiklaužys
kašķiskraupiskrevelestreiklauzis
chrastaprašivinaštrajkokaz
grev kırıcıhastalıkkabukkoyun uyuzuyara kabuğu

scab

[skæb] N
1. (Med) → costra f
2. (Vet) → roña f
3. (= strikebreaker) → esquirol mf, rompehuelgas mf inv

scab

[ˈskæb] n
(= on body) → croûte f
(= strikebreaker) → jaune m

scab

n
(on cut) → Schorf m, → Grind m
(= scabies)Krätze f
(inf: = strikebreaker) → Streikbrecher(in) m(f); scab labour (Brit) or labor (US) → Streikbrecher pl
vi
(inf)den Streik brechen
(wound) to scab overSchorf bilden

scab

[skæb] n
a. (Med) → crosta
b. (fam, pej) (strikebreaker) → crumiro/a

scab

(skӕb) noun
1. a crust formed over a sore or wound.
2. any of several diseases of animals or plants.
3. a workman who refuses to join a strike.
ˈscabby adjective

scab

n. costra, escara.

scab

n costra
References in classic literature ?
A gipsy encampment to-day is little more than a moving slum, a scab of squalor on the fair face of the countryside.
A refusal of cooks and waiters to serve scab teamsters or teamsters' employers brought out the cooks and waiters.
The powerful fighting organization known as the Pacific Slope Seaman's Union refused to work vessels the cargoes of which were to be handled by scab longshoremen and freight-handlers.
Nor could he have guessed that the particular five dollars that belonged to him had been appropriated by the business manager for the painting of his house in Alameda, which painting he performed himself, on week-day afternoons, because he could not afford to pay union wages and because the first scab he had employed had had a ladder jerked out from under him and been sent to the hospital with a broken collar-bone.
So thoroughly was Bill Totts himself, so thoroughly a workman, a genuine denizen of South of the Slot, that he was as class- conscious as the average of his kind, and his hatred for a scab even exceeded that of the average loyal union man.
A violent accession of noise proclaimed that the mob had broken through and was dragging a scab from a waggon.
The scabs were torn from their seats, the traces of the horses cut, and the frightened animals put in flight.
He was a lean little rat of a man, with a scab on his chin.
They attempt, also, together with the Chimango, to pick off the scabs from the sore backs of horses and mules.
The children had begun it by throwing rocks at the scabs and cursing them in ways children should not know.
To help healthcare professionals contain the virus in case of local outbreaks where bleeding occurs, Biolife, the manufacturer of WoundSeal and StatSeal, has increased production of its topical powder that stops bleeding instantly by forming a protective seal or scab in seconds.
Researchers know that substances produced by bacteria from the guts of entomopathogenic nematodes (ones that infect insects) can suppress certain plant diseases, including pecan scab.