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Definition of Bruise

Bruise

  1. To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.
  2. To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
  3. To fight with the fists; to box.
  4. An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.

Bruise Quotations

For some reason, I bruise like a peach. I don't have enough vitamin C, I think.
Lauren Cohan

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I'll never forget one morning I walked in and I had a hell of a bruise - it had been a difficult night the night before - and a client said to me, 'Good God, Vidal, what happened to your face?' And I said, 'Oh, nothing, madam, I just fell over a hairpin.'
Vidal Sassoon

You proceed from a false assumption: I have no ego to bruise.
Leonard Nimoy

I'm the most uncoordinated clumsy, klutzy person. I always had a bruise, I always tripped and fell.
Katherine Heigl
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Bruise Translations

bruise in Dutch is blauwe plek
bruise in French is meurtrissure, contusionner
bruise in Italian is livido, contusione
bruise in Latin is frendo, frendo
bruise in Norwegian is skade
bruise in Spanish is cardenal, acardenalar, cardenal

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