hurt

hurt
[[t]hɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]]
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hurts, hurting, hurt
1) VERB If you hurt yourself or hurt a part of your body, you feel pain because you have injured yourself.

[V pron-refl] Yasin had seriously hurt himself while trying to escape from the police...

[V n] He had hurt his back in an accident.

2) VERB If a part of your body hurts, you feel pain there.

His collar bone only hurt when he lifted his arm.

3) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ If you are hurt, you have been injured.

His comrades asked him if he was hurt...

They were dazed but did not seem to be badly hurt.

4) VERB If you hurt someone, you cause them to feel pain.

[V n] I didn't mean to hurt her, only to keep her still...

[V n] You're hurting my arm...

Ouch. That hurt.

5) VERB If someone hurts you, they say or do something that makes you unhappy.

[V n] He is afraid of hurting Bessy's feelings...

[V n] She's afraid she's going to be hurt and that she'll never fall in love again...

What hurts most is the betrayal, the waste.

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6) ADJ-GRADED If you are hurt, you are upset because of something that someone has said or done.

Yes, I was hurt, jealous...

He gave me a slightly hurt look.

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7) VERB: only cont If you say that you are hurting, you mean that you are experiencing emotional pain.

I am lonely and I am hurting.

8) VERB To hurt someone or something means to have a bad effect on them or prevent them from succeeding.

[V n] The combination of hot weather and decreased water supplies is hurting many industries...

[V n] They may fear hurting their husbands' careers.

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9) N-VAR A feeling of hurt is a feeling that you have when you think that you have been treated badly or judged unfairly.

...feelings of hurt and anger, fear and despair...

I was full of jealousy and hurt...

There would be a hurt in her heart for a while, but in the end she would get over it.

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10) PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR to-inf If you say `It won't hurt to do something' or `It never hurts to do something', you are recommending an action which you think is helpful or useful. [INFORMAL]

It never hurts to ask...

It wouldn't hurt you to be a bit more serious.


English dictionary. 2008.

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