Bruise

  • 1 Bruise — (br[udd]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bruised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bruising}.] [OE. brusen, brisen, brosen, bresen, AS. br?san or fr. OF. bruiser, bruisier, bruser, to break, shiver, perh. from OHG. brochis[=o]n. Cf. {Break}, v. t.] 1. To injure, as by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Bruise — Bruise, n. An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit. [1913 Webster] From the sole of the foot… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Bruise — Bruise, v. i. To fight with the fists; to box. [1913 Webster] Bruising was considered a fine, manly, old English custom. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 bruise — vb *crush, mash, smash, squash, macerate Analogous words: batter, mangle, *maim: *press, squeeze bruise n *wound, contusion, trauma, traumatism, lesion …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 bruise — [n] black and blue mark under skin black eye, black mark, blemish, boo boo*, contusion, discoloration, injury, mark, mouse*, swelling, wale, wound; concept 309 bruise [v] break blood vessel; discolor bang up, batter, beat, black, blacken, blemish …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 bruise — ► NOUN 1) an injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow rupturing underlying blood vessels. 2) a similar area of damage on a fruit, vegetable, or plant. ► VERB 1) inflict a bruise on. 2) be susceptible to… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 bruise — [bro͞oz] vt. bruised, bruising [ME bruisen < OE brysan, to crush, pound < IE base * bhreus , to smash, crush; ME form & meaning infl. by OFr bruisier, to break, shatter < Gaul * brus < same IE base] 1. to injure (body tissue), as by a …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 bruise — index beat (strike), damage, harm, ill use, lash (strike), mistreat, mutilate …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 Bruise — Black and blue redirects here. For other uses, see Black and Blue (disambiguation). Bruises redirects here. For the 2008 rock song, see Bruises (song). Bruise Classification and external resources Bruises from a ladder fall …

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  • 10 bruise — [[t]bru͟ːz[/t]] bruises, bruising, bruised 1) N COUNT A bruise is an injury which appears as a purple mark on your body, although the skin is not broken. How did you get that bruise on your cheek?... She was treated for cuts and bruises. 2) V ERG …

    English dictionary

  • 11 Bruise — A bruise or "contusion" is an traumatic injury of the soft tissues which results in breakage of the local capillaries and leakage of red blood cells. In the skin it can be seen as a reddish purple discoloration that does not blanch when …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 bruise — bruise1 [bru:z] n 1.) a purple or brown mark on your skin that you get because you have fallen, been hit etc ▪ minor cuts and bruises 2.) a mark on a piece of fruit that spoils its appearance bruise 2 bruise2 v [: Old English; Origin: brysan to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 bruise — I UK [bruːz] / US [bruz] verb Word forms bruise : present tense I/you/we/they bruise he/she/it bruises present participle bruising past tense bruised past participle bruised * 1) a) [transitive] to cause a mark to appear on someone s body by… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 bruise — 01. Bobby had a bad [bruise] on his arm from where he was hit with a rock thrown by his sister. 02. Don t get those apples. Look at them, they re all [bruised]. 03. We were afraid that my daughter s ankle was broken during the soccer game, but it …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 bruise — {{11}}bruise (n.) 1540s, from BRUISE (Cf. bruise) (v.). {{12}}bruise (v.) O.E. brysan to crush, bruise, pound, from P.Gmc. *brusjanan, from PIE root *bhreus to smash, crush (Cf. O.Ir. bronnaim I wrong, I hurt; Bret. brezel war, V.L. brisare to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 bruise — /broohz/, v., bruised, bruising, n. v.t. 1. to injure by striking or pressing, without breaking the skin: The blow bruised his arm. Her pinching bruised the peaches. 2. to injure or hurt slightly, as with an insult or unkind remark: to bruise a… …

    Universalium

  • 17 bruise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ black, dark, livid, purple ▪ nasty, nice, ugly ▪ faint, min …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 bruise — bruise1 [ bruz ] verb * 1. ) transitive to cause a mark to appear on someone s body by hitting or knocking it: She bruised her leg quite badly when she fell. a ) intransitive if you bruise easily, marks appear on your body when you are hit or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 bruise — I. verb (bruised; bruising) Etymology: Middle English brusen, brisen, from Anglo French & Old English; Anglo French bruiser, briser to break, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish bruid he shatters; Old English brȳsan to bruise; akin to Old Irish… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 bruise — [OE] Modern English bruise is a blend of words from two sources. The main contributor is Old English brysan, which as well as ‘bruise’ meant ‘crush to pieces’, and is related to Latin frustum ‘piece broken or cut off’. But then in the early… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins