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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.”
An area of skin roughened or worn away by harsh rubbing against another surface
“… bruises caused by ill-fitting hiking boots.”
Break blood vessel; discolor
“He bruised his ankle and knee, but should make the home Parker Pen Shield tie with Madrid in a fortnight.”
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.”
“He'd been beat, bled, and bruised emotionally, but never physically.”
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