Hurt meaning

hûrt
Something that wounds the feelings.
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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.

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To cause mental distress or pain to; wound the feelings of; offend.
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To cause injury, damage, or pain.
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To be a source of inconvenience, difficulty, or trouble.
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To harm or damage in some way; be bad for.
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An emotional or psychological hurt (humiliation or bad experience)
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To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress.

The remark hurt his feelings.

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To cause physical damage to (something); harm.

The frost hurt the orange crop.

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To be detrimental to; hinder or impair.

The scandal hurt the candidate's chances for victory.

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To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort.

My leg hurts.

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Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
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Mental suffering; anguish.

Getting over the hurt of reading the letter.

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A wrong; harm.

What hurt have you done to them?

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To give or have the sensation of pain; be sore.

A leg that hurts.

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The act or an instance of hurting; pain, injury, or wound.
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Harm, wrong, or damage.
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Injured; damaged.
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To cause (a creature) physical pain and/or injury.

If anybody hurts my little brother I will get upset.

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To cause (somebody) emotional pain.
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To undermine, impede, or damage.

This latest gaffe hurts the MP's reelection prospects still further.

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Wounded, physically injured.
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(informal) To experience distress, especially of a financial kind; be in need.
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To cause physical pain or injury to; wound.
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(archaic) A bodily injury causing pain; a wound or bruise.
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(heraldry) A roundel azure (blue circular spot).
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(engineering) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.
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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.

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(intransitive) To be painful.

Does your leg still hurt? / It is starting to feel better.

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A husk.
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Origin of hurt

  • Middle English hurten possibly from Old French hurter to bang into perhaps of Germanic origin

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

  • From Middle English hurten, hirten, hertan (“to injure, scathe, knock together”), from Anglo-Norman hurter (“to ram into, strike, collide with”), from Old French (French heurter).

    From Wiktionary