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Verb
To cause or have swelling in one's skin, typically due to injury or impact
“After reaching the summit, I tried sliding down along the deep, snow-packed slope, but only managed to bruise my hip.”
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To mark or discolor, typically by striking or applying pressure
“It was a powerful grip but tender enough to not bruise her skin.”
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To hurt someone emotionally
“He speaks of his childhood as a time of great loneliness at the mercy of heartless relatives, and it is clear that much happened to bruise him emotionally.”
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To strike, especially repeatedly with hard blows
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To destroy or severely damage (something)
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To crush into fine particles
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To change or lose color
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To cause physical pain to
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To twist a body part
Noun
Plural for an injury appearing as a swollen area of discolored skin on the body
“Pushing the loose wisps of hair off her face, she discovered a large swollen bruise on the back of her head.”
Noun
Plural for a mark, cut or injury, typically caused by grazing or scraping
“You likely won't see a cut or bruise on the surface of the skin over the bulge.”
Noun
Plural for a mark or discoloration, especially that caused by impact or the application of pressure
“Every hammer blow, however light, means a bruise on the wood.”
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Plural for 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
Plural for an injury to a part of the body
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Plural for physical damage caused to something
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