Bruising



to injure by striking or pressing, without breaking the skin:
The blow bruised his arm. Her pinching bruised the peaches.
to injure or hurt slightly, as with an insult or unkind remark:
to bruise a person’s feelings.
to crush (drugs or food) by beating or pounding.
Metalworking. to injure the surface of (an ingot or finished object) by collision.
to develop or bear a discolored spot on the skin as the result of a blow, fall, etc.
to become injured slightly:
His feelings bruise easily.
an injury due to bruising; contusion.
Contemporary Examples

Fariba Nawa: Why the Taliban Is Still My Enemy Fariba Nawa December 21, 2011
Media Favored Romney Over Obama During GOP Primaries: Study Howard Kurtz April 22, 2012
The Democrats’ 2012 Senate Blues David A. Graham April 6, 2011
Larry Flynt: Obama: No, You Can’t! Larry Flynt April 11, 2011
Tom Tancredo Loses GOP Primary For Colorado Governor Ben Jacobs June 25, 2014

Historical Examples

Across China on Foot Edwin Dingle
Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Fraternity John Galsworthy
Stonehenge Frank Stevens

adjective
causing bruises, as by a blow
aggressively antagonistic; hurtful: four months of bruising negotiation
noun
a bruise or bruises
verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to injure (tissues) without breaking the skin, usually with discoloration, or (of tissues) to be injured in this way
to offend or injure (someone’s feelings) by an insult, unkindness, etc
to damage the surface of (something), as by a blow
to crush (food, etc) by pounding or pressing
noun
a bodily injury without a break in the skin, usually with discoloration; contusion
v.
n.

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