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What is another word for injure?

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To cause physical or bodily damage or injury to
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“And failing that, if I could trip him up during the game and injure him, then he would have to retire hurt and I would be victorious.”
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To physically assault someone
“Of the four, he is the least likely to physically injure his victims and usually employs minimal to moderate levels of force.”
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To distort or damage the shape or form of
“Care must be taken to see that the solution of soap is not strong enough to injure the surface of the varnish.”
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To harm, damage, or have a negative effect on
“They introduce confusion and perplexity into the teacher's plans and arrangements, and thereby essentially injure the progress of those who are present.”
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To tarnish or besmirch, sometimes figuratively
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“He has attempted to injure my good name through deceit, which seems to have rendered even his profession of friendship a cloak to conceal his designs.”
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To maltreat or do an injustice to
“In arguing that the just man can injure no one, Socrates has purged the just man of imperfect actions, just as he has freed him from imperfect friends.”
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To make hurtful and untrue comments about
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To puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
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(usually of a disease or condition) To affect adversely
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To inflict severe physical pain on
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To deliberately hurt, annoy, or offend (someone)
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To cramp, twist or strain a muscle, causing painful stiffness
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To hurt or injure someone physically, mentally or emotionally
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To injure
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To corrupt or pervert the quality or character of someone or something
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To expose to danger or the risk of loss
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To cause to wither or shrivel due to disease or illness, typically of plants
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To upset or distress someone
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To color by prejudice or envy
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To beat or physically assault someone as punishment
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Injure with very hot liquid or steam
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(disagree with) To have an adverse or sickening effect on
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To hit very hard
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