Dictionary Results for bruise


1. bruise - noun

· an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Synonym(s): contusion

Hypernym(s): injury, hurt, harm, trauma




2. bruise - verb

· injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; "I bruised my knee"

Synonym(s): contuse

Hypernym(s): injure, wound




3. bruise - verb

· hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"

Synonym(s): hurt, wound, injure, offend, spite

Hypernym(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke




4. bruise - verb

· break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"

Hypernym(s): crush




5. bruise - verb

· damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

Hypernym(s): damage





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