injure

Injure means to hurt, physically or mentally. Lose a bet and you might injure or bruise your pride, but lose your footing and you could injure your body instead.

When a player in a sport is injured, they leave the field to be examined by a trainer or a physician, to see how severe their injury really is. If you slip and fall on the ice, your mom might say, "Are you injured?" She doesn't mean a bruise–––she's talking about a broken bone or a sprained ankle. You can also injure or wound someone else. Insult your mother's cooking or tackle your little brother too roughly to the ground and you'll injure them, either emotionally or physically.

Definitions of injure
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v cause injuries or bodily harm to

Synonyms:
wound
Types:
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trample
injure by trampling or as if by trampling
concuss
injure the brain; sustain a concussion
calk
injure with a calk
excruciate, torment, torture
subject to torture
overstretch, pull
strain abnormally
shock, traumatise, traumatize
inflict a trauma upon
maim
injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
rick, sprain, turn, twist, wrench, wrick
twist suddenly so as to sprain
subluxate
sprain or dislocate slightly
disable, handicap, incapacitate, invalid
injure permanently
harm
cause or do harm to
run down, run over
injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle
break, fracture
fracture a bone of
hit, pip, shoot
hit with a missile from a weapon
knife, stab
use a knife on
scrape, skin
bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of
bruise, contuse
injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
graze
break the skin (of a body part) by scraping
rack
torture on the rack
martyr, martyrise, martyrize
torture and torment like a martyr
sicken
make sick or ill
mar, mutilate
destroy or injure severely
cripple, lame
deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg
hock
disable by cutting the hock
gun down
strike down or shoot down
grass
shoot down, of birds
kneecap
shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning
poniard
stab with a poniard
bayonet
stab or kill someone with a bayonet
crush, jam
crush or bruise
Type of:
hurt
give trouble or pain to

v cause damage or affect negatively

Synonyms:
hurt
Type of:
damage
inflict damage upon

v hurt the feelings of

Synonyms:
bruise, hurt, offend, spite, wound
Types:
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affront, diss, insult
treat, mention, or speak to rudely
lacerate
deeply hurt the feelings of; distress
sting
cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging
abase, chagrin, humble, humiliate, mortify
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
crush, demolish, smash
humiliate or depress completely
degrade, demean, disgrace, put down, take down
reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
Type of:
arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

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