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English verb: injure

1. injure (body) cause injuries or bodily harm to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hurt

Narrower (hyponym)break, bruise, calk, concuss, contuse, disable, excruciate, fracture, graze, handicap, harm, hit, incapacitate, invalid, knife, maim, overstretch, pip, pull, rick, run down, run over, scrape, shock, shoot, skin, sprain, stab, subluxate, torment, torture, trample, traumatise, traumatize, turn, twist, wrench, wrick

2. injure (emotion) hurt the feelings of

SamplesShe hurt me when she did not include me among her guests.
This remark really bruised my ego.

ExamplesSam cannot injure Sue

Synonymsbruise, hurt, offend, spite, wound

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Narrower (hyponym)abase, affront, chagrin, diss, humble, humiliate, insult, lacerate, mortify, sting

3. injure (change) cause damage or affect negatively

SamplesOur business was hurt by the new competition.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)damage

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