It would appear that this mans knee is hurt.
- Hurt is defined as harm, or physical or mental pain.
- An example of hurt is what happens to the chances of reaching an agreement when one person changes their mind.
- An example of hurt is what you feel when you burn your hand.
- An example of hurt is what you feel when a friend lies to you.
- The definition of hurt is feeling physical pain, or to cause someone or something to experience physical pain or to cause harm.
- An example of hurt is when you burn yourself and feel pain.
- An example of hurt is when you punch someone in the nose.
- An example of hurt is when you reveal a candidate's lies for the purpose of damaging his political chances.
transitive verb, hurt′ing
- to cause physical pain or injury to; wound
- to harm or damage in some way; be bad for
- to cause mental distress or pain to; wound the feelings of; offend
Origin of hurtMiddle English hurten, to knock, hurt from Old French hurter, to push, thrust, hit, probably from Frankish an unverified form hurt, a thrust, blow (as by a ram); akin to Old Norse hr?tr, a ram
- to cause injury, damage, or pain
- to give or have the sensation of pain; be sore: a leg that hurts
- to be a source of inconvenience, difficulty, or trouble
- the act or an instance of hurting; pain, injury, or wound
- harm, wrong, or damage
- something that wounds the feelings
verbhurt, hurt·ing, hurts
- a. To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure: The fall hurt his back.b. To experience injury or pain to or in (an individual or a body part): I hurt my knee skiing.
- To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress: The remark hurt his feelings.
- To cause physical damage to (something); harm: The frost hurt the orange crop.
- To be detrimental to; hinder or impair: The scandal hurt the candidate's chances for victory.
- To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort: My leg hurts.
- a. To cause distress or damage: Parental neglect hurts.b. To have an adverse effect: “It never hurt to have a friend at court” ( Tom Clancy )
- Informal To experience distress, especially of a financial kind; be in need: “Even in a business that's hurting there's always a guy who can make a buck” ( New York )
- Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
- Mental suffering; anguish: getting over the hurt of reading the letter.
- A wrong; harm: What hurt have you done to them?
Origin of hurtMiddle English hurten possibly from Old French hurter to bang into perhaps of Germanic origin
(third-person singular simple present hurts, present participle hurting, simple past and past participle hurt)
- (intransitive) To be painful.
- Does your leg still hurt? / It is starting to feel better.
- To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury.
- If anybody hurts my little brother I will get upset.
- To cause (somebody) emotional pain.
- To undermine, impede, or damage.
- This latest gaffe hurts the MP's reelection prospects still further.
(compare French heurter (“to knock against, oppose”)), ultimately from Old Norse hrútr (“ram (male sheep)”), lengthened-grade variant of hjǫrtr (“stag”), from Proto-Germanic *herutuz, *herutaz (“hart, male deer”). More at hart. Old French also gave Middle High German hurten and Dutch horten.
Alternate etymology traces Middle English hurten, hirten, hertan to Old Northern French hurter (“to ram into, strike, collide with”), from Old Frankish *hūrt (“battering ram”), from Proto-Germanic *hrūtaną (“to fall, beat”), from Proto-Indo-European *krow- (“to fall, beat, break”), related to Dutch horten (“to push against, strike”), Middle Low German hurten (“to run at, collide with”), Old Norse hrūtr (“battering ram”).