Definition of scathe in US English:

scathe

verb

usually be scathed
archaic
  • 1with object and usually with negative Harm; injure.

    ‘he was barely scathed’
    • ‘He'd been hit a few times, but for someone of his magnitude, it barely scathed him.’
    hurt, wound, harm, damage, disable
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    1. 1.1literary Damage or destroy by fire or lightning.
      • ‘The little wiry bushes that grow all over Yosemite seem to be barely scathed by the flames in places, a tribute to their hardiness.’

noun

archaic
  • Harm; injury.

Origin

Middle English: from Old Norse skathi (noun), skatha (verb); related to Dutch and German schaden (verb).

Pronunciation

scathe

/skeɪð//skāT͟H/