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1. bruise

verb. ['ˈbruːz'] injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of.

Synonyms

  • injure
  • jam
  • crush
  • contuse

Antonyms

  • benevolence
  • curse
  • bless
  • deaden

Etymology

  • bruisen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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How do you pronounce bruise?

Pronounce bruise as bruz.

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Example sentences of the word bruise


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Demotions bruise egos and may also take a chunk out of the paycheck.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Much like the symptom of swelling, the bruise will form directly above the point of muscle separation.

3. Verb, base form
Position the tuber horizontally on top of the compost, taking great care not to bruise or scratch it.

Quotes containing the word bruise


1. Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
- Anne Bradstreet

2. A bruise is a lesson... and each lesson makes us better.
- George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

3. She brews a bruise on my heart, and drinks it like a beer. She calls it love, but she would, because she’s drunk on my torment.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. bruise

noun. ['ˈbruːz'] an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration.

Synonyms

  • shiner
  • harm
  • contusion
  • trauma
  • petechia
  • ecchymosis
  • injury
  • black eye
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • hire
  • extinguish
  • proud
  • immodest

Etymology

  • bruisen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. bruise

verb. ['ˈbruːz'] break up into small pieces for food preparation.

Antonyms

  • skilled

Etymology

  • bruisen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. bruise

verb. ['ˈbruːz'] damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure.

Antonyms

  • superior

Etymology

  • bruisen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. bruise

verb. ['ˈbruːz'] hurt the feelings of.

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • chagrin
  • humble
  • provoke
  • affront
  • wound
  • spite
  • sting
  • elicit
  • enkindle
  • arouse
  • evoke
  • abase
  • lacerate
  • insult
  • injure
  • raise
  • diss
  • humiliate
  • offend
  • mortify
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • de-energise
  • de-energize
  • anesthetize
  • cause to sleep

Etymology

  • bruisen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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