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English verb: injure

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


Synonymswound


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.


Synonymshurt


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


Broader (hypernym)damage









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