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Definition of "scathe" [scathe]

  • To harm or injure, especially by fire. (verb-transitive)
  • To criticize or denounce severely; excoriate. (verb-transitive)
  • Harm or injury. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scathe" in a sentence
  • "'scathing satire' (does satire ever 'scathe'?) or Fielding's rough horseplay."
  • "Oh, boy, is the letter that I write to Customer Service going to scathe."
  • "The bootstrap callousness and sometimes-unnoticed regiment of ones outlook on life can easily scorn, ignore and sometimes even scathe the existence of those who are so heavily compromised."