1. (archaic or dialect) Harm; damage; injury; hurt; misfortune; waste.
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scathe (scathes, present participle scathing; past scathed, past participle scathed)

  1. To injure or harm.
  2. To blast; scorch; wither.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book I”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      As when heaven's fire / Hath scathed the forest oaks or mountain pines.
    • 1819, Washington Irving, The Broken Heart:
      Strokes of calamity that scathe and scorch the soul.
  • Italian: ferire
  • Russian: причиня́ть вред
  • Spanish: herir

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