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English verb: scarify

1. scarify (contact) puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals

SamplesThe men in some African tribes scarify their faces.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)puncture

2. scarify (contact) scratch the surface of

SamplesScarify seeds.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mark, nock, score

3. scarify (contact) break up

SamplesScarify soil.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)loosen

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