Scabbing
Scab Scab, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Scabbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scabbing}.] 1. To become covered with a scab; as, the wound scabbed over. [1913 Webster]

2. to take the place of a striking worker. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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