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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")

Overview of adj bruising

The adj bruising has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. bruising

(causing mental or emotional injury; "a bruising experience"; "protected from the bruising facts of battle"- John Mason Brown)

2. bruising

(brutally forceful and compelling; "protected from the bruising facts of battle") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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