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(of a bodily part) Present participle for to suffer pain
“My muscles would hurt after I lifted weights for the first time in years.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to cause emotional distress to someone
“His brash comments on social media would hurt a great many people who read them.”
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Present participle for to cause pain through mistreatment
“Be wary of individuals who deliberately hurt others without empathy for their own personal gain.”
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Present participle for to be detrimental to
“Various scientists suggest that global warming will hurt the environment in many ways.”
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