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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun bruise has 1 sense

Verb bruise has 4 senses


bruisev. t. [OE. brusen, brisen, brosen, bresen, AS. brsan or fr. OF. bruiser, bruisier, bruser, to break, shiver, perh. from OHG. brochisōn. Cf. Break, v. t.].
  •  To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nor bruise her flowerets with the armed hoofs."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To pulverize; bray; triturate; pound; contuse.
bruisev. i. 
     To fight with the fists; to box.  [1913 Webster]
    "Bruising was considered a fine, manly, old English custom."  [1913 Webster]
     An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.  [1913 Webster]
    "From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises."  [1913 Webster]


bruise, n. & v.
1 an injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on a human or animal body, caused by a blow or impact.
2 a similar area of damage on a fruit etc.
1 tr. a inflict a bruise on. b hurt mentally.
2 intr. be susceptible to bruising.
3 tr. crush or pound.

ME f. OE brysan crush, reinforced by AF bruser, OF bruisier break



abrasion, abuse, aggrieve, anguish, barb the dart, bash, batter, beat, beat up, black, black eye, black-and-blue mark, blemish, blotch, boo-boo, buffet, bump, bung, bung up, contuse, contusion, cut, cut up, damage, discolor, discoloration, discolorment, do violence to, do wrong by, do wrong to, ecchymosis, grieve, harm, hurt, hurt the feelings, ill-treat, ill-use, injure, injury, knock about, maltreat, manhandle, mark, mash, maul, mishandle, mistreat, molest, mouse, outrage, pain, pierce, pound, prick, pulp, rough, rough up, savage, scrape, scratch, shiner, spot, squash, stab, sting, thrash soundly, twist the knife, welt, wound




N evil, ill, harm, hurt, mischief, nuisance, machinations of the devil, Pandora's box, ills that flesh is heir to, blow, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, wound, gash, mutilation, mortal blow, wound, immedicabile vulnus, damage, loss, disadvantage, prejudice, drawback, disaster, accident, casualty, mishap, bad job, devil to pay, calamity, bale, catastrophe, tragedy, ruin, adversity, mental suffering, demon, (Evil spirit) bane, (cause of evil), badness, (Production of Evil), painfulness, evil doer, outrage, wrong, injury, foul play, bad turn, ill turn, disservice, spoliation, grievance, crying evil, disastrous, bad, awry, out of joint, disadvantageous, amis, wrong, ill, to one's cost, moving accidents by flood and field.


VB be hurtful, cause evil, produce evil, inflict evil, work evil, do evil, damnify, endamage, hurt, harm, injure, pain, wrong, aggrieve, oppress, persecute, trample upon, tread upon, bear hard upon, put upon, overburden, weigh down, weigh heavy on, victimize, run down, molest, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, ill-treat, buffet, bruise, scratch, maul, smite, do violence, do harm, do a mischief, stab, pierce, outrage, do mischief, make mischief, bring into trouble, destroy.


VB come to dust, be disintegrated, be reduced to powder reduce to powder, grind to powder, pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate, scrape, file, abrade, rub down, grind, grate, rasp, pound, bray, bruise, contuse, contund, beat, crush, cranch, craunch, crunch, scranch, crumble, disintegrate, attenuate.

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