Date: 1400-1500
Origin: injury


in‧jure [transitive]
1 to hurt yourself or someone else, for example in an accident or an attack [↪ wound]:
Angus injured his leg playing rugby.
be badly/seriously/critically injured
Two people have been critically injured in an accident.

injure somebody's pride/feelings etc

to say unfair or unpleasant things that hurt someone's pride, feelings etc! injure, wound, hurt, or damagesee usage note damage2

damage, hurt, injure, wound
Damage means to cause physical harm to a thing or to a part of your body Fires can damage crops and animals. He damaged a knee ligament playing rugby.You do not usually talk about damaging a person. Use hurt, injure, or wound instead He was hurt in a climbing accident (NOT He was damaged in a climbing accident). However, you can talk about damaging an unborn child German measles in pregnancy can damage your baby.Use hurt or injure to talk about people suffering physical harm as a result of an accident, earthquake, hurricane etc No one was hurt in the car crash. We hoped he wasn't seriously injured.!! Do not say 'injure someone's health'. Say ' damage someone's health '.Use wound to talk about someone being hurt by a weapon such as a gun or a knife He shot dead three people and wounded several others. a wounded soldierSee also damage

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