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Meaning & Definition of Bruise in English

English

Bruise

/bruz/

noun

1. An injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

    synonym:
  • bruise
  • ,
  • contusion

verb

1. Injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of

  • "I bruised my knee"
    synonym:
  • bruise
  • ,
  • contuse

2. Hurt the feelings of

  • "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"
  • "This remark really bruised my ego"
    synonym:
  • hurt
  • ,
  • wound
  • ,
  • injure
  • ,
  • bruise
  • ,
  • offend
  • ,
  • spite

3. Break up into small pieces for food preparation

  • "Bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
    synonym:
  • bruise

4. Damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure

  • "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"
    synonym:
  • bruise

Examples of using

My whole body was one big bruise after the rugby game.