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Definitions of bruise

  1. To batter; dent; inflict a bruise or bruises; contuse; crush. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To injure, crush, or indent by a blow or pressure; to crush by beating or pounding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To crush or indent by a heavy blow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To fight with the fists; to box. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To fight with the flots; box. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. break up into small pieces, as in food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To crush by beating, pounding, or squeezing; to injure by a blow, fall, or squeeze; to contuse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To crush or hurt by pressure; to pound or reduce to coarse powder, as minerals or grain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. An injury to the flesh of an animal, plant, etc., caused by a blow, but not breaking the skin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A wound made by anything heavy and blunt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Wound made by a heavy blow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A surface injury caused by violent contact; contusion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A hurt with a blunt or heavy instrument; a contusion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. An injury on the flesh by its being crushed with a heavy or blunt substance; a contusion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for bruise

  1. If smallpox kills half a dozen persons in one day, the fell work is that of an a- ni'- to; if a man receives a stone bruise on the trail an a- ni'- to is in the foot and must be removed before recovery is possible. – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  2. You are not intending to break or bruise the other roses; you are just going to handle them because the other boys do. – The Heart of the Rose by Mabel A. McKee
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