Definitions

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  • v. To scratch; to rub.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The itch in animals; also, a scab.
  • transitive v. To play mean tricks; to act shabbily.
  • transitive v. To scratch; to rub.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To rub or scratch, as a dog or cat scratching itself.
  • To play mean tricks; retreat or skulk away meanly or clandestinely.
  • n. A scab.
  • n. A disease incident to sheep; a kind of itch which makes the wool fall off; scab: same as ray or rubbers.

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Examples

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  • Agitation against the government was expressed in the form of shab-namehs (night letters).

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  • The room beyond, illuminated by a ceiling light and a floor lamp, was large and low, well furnished but with the comfortable slight shab-biness of a long-established home.

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  • "1. A scab.
    2. A disease incident to sheep; a kind of itch which makes the wool fall off; scab: same as ray or rubbers.
    3. To rub or scratch, as a dog or cat scratching itself.
    4. To play mean tricks; retreat or skulk away meanly or clandestinely."

    --Century Dictionary

    December 1, 2010