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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: injuria, from jus 'right, law'

injury

noun
     
in‧ju‧ry W2 plural injuries
1 [uncountable and countable] a wound or damage to part of your body caused by an accident or attackCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
serious injury minor injury suffer an injury sustain an injury (=suffer an injury - used especially in newspaper reports) escape/avoid injury (=not be injured) through injury (=because of injury) head/leg/shoulder etc injury an injury to the head/the chest etc internal injuries (=injuries inside your body) multiple injuries (=a large number of injuries at the same time) do yourself an injury British English spoken (=accidentally hurt yourself - used especially when warning someone to be careful) personal injury claim (=a legal claim made against the person or company that caused your injury)
She was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.
He suffered horrific injuries in the attack.
The driver of the truck sustained only minor injuries to his legs and arms.
Luckily she escaped injury.
Beckham has missed several games through injury.
The pilot was treated for suspected internal injuries.
Don't lift that toolbox - you'll do yourself an injury!
He's a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims.
2 [uncountable] law damage to someone's feelings
injury to
He claimed serious injury to his reputation.

➔ add insult to injury

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