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bruise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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bruisebruise1 /bruːz/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 MIa purple or brown mark on your skin that you get because you have fallen, been hit etc minor cuts and bruisessee thesaurus at injury2 HBPa mark on a piece of fruit that spoils its appearance
Examples from the Corpus
bruiseJack often comes home from rugby covered in cuts and bruises.She nursed a bone bruise in her ankle most of the season, a painful injury that limited her impact.Her head throbbed in rhythm with her bruises, yet she'd hardly noticed any of it downstairs.I was intoxicated with the information he had provided me, and my bruises were forgotten.Jenny looked as though she'd been crying, and there was a nasty bruise on her cheek.She pinched bruises on her daughter's inner arm, and had poured hot tea on both daughters.I stroke her lifeless cheek, and as I do the deep purple bruises seem to fade a little.I banged into the shelf so hard that I got an ugly purple bruise on my hip.How did you get that bruise on your shoulder?Joachim cleaned my face, wiping dirt from the bruises whilst I greedily gulped the thick red claret.
Related topics: Illness & disability
bruisebruise2 ●○○ verb  1 MIINJURE[intransitive, transitive] if part of your body bruises, or if you bruise part of your body, it gets hit or hurt and a bruise appears She fell off her bike and bruised her knee.see thesaurus at hurt2 [transitive] to affect someone badly and make them feel less confidentbruise somebody’s pride/ego The incident had bruised his pride.3 HBP[intransitive, transitive] if a piece of fruit bruises, or is bruised, it gets a bruise by being hit, dropped etcbruised adjective a badly bruised knee a bruised ego
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Examples from the Corpus
bruiseHe was standing just inside the doorway, supporting Piper O'Rourke, who was looking old, tired and bruised.Keller badly bruised a hip, and came off early in the second half of the match.Safety Tim McDonald had bruised a left shoulder in the Rams game, which flared up again Sunday.He had pulled her down, so that she fell heavily on the asphalt, bruising and grazing her legs.But her whole body, strained and bruised as if he had beaten her, that was the monument to his reality.Not getting the promotion really bruised his ego.Payton bruised his hip ten minutes into the game.Strong safety Tim McDonald bruised his left shoulder, an injury he brought into the game and exacerbated.He bruised his right shoulder the week before in the win over the Rams.My skin bruises quite easily.Mom fell on the ice and bruised the side of her leg.The models reeling down the catwalks are stick thin, their faces cavernous and bruised, their hair matted.
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Verb table
bruise
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybruise
he, she, itbruises
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybruised
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bruised
he, she, ithas bruised
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bruised
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bruise
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bruised
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bruising
he, she, itis bruising
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you, we, theyare bruising
Past
I, he, she, itwas bruising
you, we, theywere bruising
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bruising
he, she, ithas been bruising
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bruising
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bruising
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bruising
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