scathe

Definitions of scathe
  1. noun
    the act of damaging something or someone
    synonyms: damage, harm, hurt
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    impairment
    damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality
    defacement, disfiguration, disfigurement
    the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something
    wound, wounding
    the act of inflicting a wound
    burn
    damage inflicted by fire
    defloration
    an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something
    scald
    the act of burning with steam or hot water
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    change of integrity
    the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
  2. verb
    destroy completely by or as if by fire
    synonyms: scorch
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    burn, burn down, fire
    destroy by fire
  3. verb
    censure severely or angrily
    synonyms: bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce, vituperate
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    castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate
    censure severely
    brush down, tell off
    reprimand
    flame
    criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium
    type of:
    criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
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