Bruise meaning

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A painful feeling caused by or associated with an experience.
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To hurt, especially psychologically.
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To pound (berries, for example) into fragments; crush.
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To hurt (the feelings, spirit, etc.)
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To be or become bruised.
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To dent or mar.
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The definition of a bruise is an injured area of a surface that becomes discolored, or to crush with force, or the hurt of a person's feelings.

An example of a bruise is a black and blue injury on the skin.

An example of a bruise is to crush mint leaves in a mortar and pestle to bring out the scent and taste of the mint for a cocktail.

An example of a bruise is to tell someone something that makes them feel bad about themselves.

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Bruise means to injure the outside of something or someone.

An example of bruise is to punch someone and cause a black and blue mark.

An example of bruise is to push hard on a piece of fruit, making a dent in the skin of the fruit and causing the fruit to darken.

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To experience or undergo bruising.

Peaches bruise easily.

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An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations.
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A similar injury to plant tissue, often resulting in discoloration or spoilage.
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To injure (tissue), as by a blow, without breaking the skin but causing discoloration.
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To injure the surface or outside of, causing spoilage, denting, etc.

Bruised peaches, a bruised auto fender.

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To crush with or as with mortar and pestle.
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To bruise tissue, a surface, etc.
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A bruised area of tissue, of a surface, etc.
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An injury to one's feelings, spirit, etc.
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An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a contusion.
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To strike (a person), originally with something flat or heavy, but now specifically in such a way as to discolour the skin without breaking it.
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To damage the skin of (fruit), in an analogous way.
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(intransitive) Of fruit, to gain bruises through being handled roughly.

Bananas bruise easily.

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(intransitive) To become bruised.

I bruise easily.

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(intransitive) To fight with the fists; to box.
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(medicine) A purplish mark on the skin due to leakage of blood from capillaries under the surface that have been damaged by a blow.
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A dark mark on fruit caused by a blow to its surface.
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Origin of bruise

  • Middle English bruisen from Old English brȳsan to crush, and from Old North French bruisier (of Celtic origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English bruisen, brusen, from Anglo-Norman bruiser, bruser (“to break, smash”), from Gaulish *brusu (compare Old Irish brúu (“I shatter, smash”)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreus- (“to break”) (compare Latin frustum (“bit, scrap”), Old Church Slavonic бръснути (brŭsnuti, “to rake”), Albanian breshër (“hail”)).Replaced early modern English brise (compare Scots brizz), from Middle English brisen, bresen, from Old English brȳsan, briesan (“to crush”), from Proto-Germanic *brausijaną, causative from the same PIE root. Cognate with Old English brosnian (“to crumble, fall apart”), Dutch broos (“brittle”), German Brosame (“crumb”), dialectal Norwegian brøysk (“breakable”).

    From Wiktionary