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Noun
An injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels
“She had goose bumps all over her body and a bruise on her arm.”
Noun
A region in an organ or tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease
Noun
A small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something
Noun
A swelling on the skin, especially one caused by illness or injury
Noun
A lesion caused by unrelieved pressure to any part of the body, especially portions over bony or cartilaginous areas, such as frequently develops on a person confined to a bed by infirmity
Noun
Physical damage caused to something
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Verb
To injure or bruise
“He bruised his ankle and knee, but should make the home Parker Pen Shield tie with Madrid in a fortnight.”
Verb
To strike (a person), originally with something flat or heavy, but now specifically in such a way as to discolour the skin without breaking it
“Be sure to store them carefully or they'll get bruised.”
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To hurt (someone's feelings)
“He'd been beat, bled, and bruised emotionally, but never physically.”
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To strike physically or violently
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To crush into fine particles
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To bring harm or injury to
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Tread on and crush
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To cause physical pain to
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