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Overview of noun bruise

The noun bruise has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) bruise, contusion

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


Overview of verb bruise

The verb bruise has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) bruise, contuse

(injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; "I bruised my knee")

2. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite

(hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego")

3. bruise

(break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them")

4. bruise

(damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them")

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