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(of a bodily part) To suffer pain
“My muscles would hurt after I lifted weights for the first time in years.”
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To cause pain or injury to
“Jerry managed to hurt Tom by smacking him in the face with a cue stick.”
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To cause emotional distress to someone
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“His brash comments on social media would hurt a great many people who read them.”
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To cause pain through mistreatment
“Be wary of individuals who deliberately hurt others without empathy for their own personal gain.”
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To be detrimental to
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“Various scientists suggest that global warming will hurt the environment in many ways.”
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To speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
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To feel intense sorrow or anguish
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To take violent or aggressive action against
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To cramp, twist or strain a muscle, causing painful stiffness
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To cause mental or emotional harm to
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Crackle
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Militate against
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(disagree with) To have an adverse or sickening effect on
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To wreak vengeance on
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To be unwell infirm with an ailment or injury
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To wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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Injure with very hot liquid or steam
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To beat or physically assault someone as punishment
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To hit very hard
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Adjective
In physical pain
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“Ted's back was hurt from helping a man in a wheelchair move his piano.”
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In emotional pain
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“He was hurt from hearing the sad news of his uncle's illness.”
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In pain or suffering due to maltreatment
“She had been hurt and decided to undergo therapy to unpack her emotions and experiences.”
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Angry or resentful
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“El Guapo was hurt after Carmen chose to stay in her cell instead of spending time with him.”
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Restricted from taking action
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Feeling angry, distressed or unhappy
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Flawed, broken, or sustaining some form of damage
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Noun
Pain, or any unpleasant physical sensation
“The hurt he was feeling was far worse than the hurt from his eye or his arm or his ribs, all of which did hurt terribly.”
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Emotional pain or distress
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“Kevin's insensitive remarks would cause hurt to various sections of the community.”
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A physical injury
“Froch was battered during the fight, and his physical hurt was equaled only by his heartache in defeat.”
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An event or action that causes pain or suffering
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“He had grown stronger and wiser from the hurt he had experienced in the past.”
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(count noun) Something which prevents a being from experiencing happiness or good in their lives, or inflicting harm
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An inefficient part or factor
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Anger aroused by something perceived as an indignity, notably an offense or injustice
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Cruel or harmful treatment or abuse
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A harmful or unkind act
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An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
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Offense
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The act of disparaging or belittling
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