ADJ. deep, large, long | puckered | disfiguring, ugly, unsightly | permanent | emotional, mental, psychological Her mental scars will take time to heal.
VERB + SCAR leave | bear (often figurative) The countryside still bears the scars of the recent hurricane.
SCAR + VERB form | heal
SCAR + NOUN tissue
PREP. ~ on The cut left a permanent scar on his arm.
scar verb (often be scarred)
ADV. badly, deeply, hideously His face was badly scarred by the fire. | emotionally, mentally, physically, psychologically She was both physically and mentally scarred by the accident. | permanently
PREP. with (figurative) Their minds were scarred with bitterness.
PHRASES be scarred for life, leave sb scarred The accident left him permanently scarred.