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English noun: bruise

1. bruise (state) an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration


Synonymscontusion


Broader (hypernym)harm, hurt, injury, trauma


Narrower (hyponym)black eye, ecchymosis, mouse, petechia, shiner


English verb: bruise

1. bruise (contact) injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of


SamplesI bruised my knee.


ExamplesDid he bruise his foot?


Synonymscontuse


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


Broader (hypernym)injure, wound


Narrower (hyponym)crush, jam

2. bruise (emotion) hurt the feelings of


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


Synonymshurt, injure, 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. bruise (change) break up into small pieces for food preparation


SamplesBruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them.


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


Broader (hypernym)crush


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

4. bruise (change) damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure


SamplesThe customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them.


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


Broader (hypernym)damage


Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life









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