- to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair: to injure one's hand.
- to do wrong or injustice to.
- to wound or offend: to injure a friend's feelings.
Origin of injure
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Examples from the Web for injure
The al Qaeda-linked gunmen shot back, but only managed to injure one officer before they were taken out.France Kills Charlie Hebdo Murderers
January 9, 2015
Even a relatively small 250-pound bomb could kill or injure friendly troops who are within 650 feet of the explosion.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019
December 31, 2014
Beijing, famously, launched a coordinated and sustained attack against Google a half decade ago to injure its business in China.Sony Blames North Korea for Hacking, but Washington Left Them Completely Vulnerable
Gordon G. Chang
December 3, 2014
The children in these stories then went on to injure themselves by falling off of old bridges or cutting themselves.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?
November 9, 2014
Not mentioned in the video: Firearms kill or injure 10,000 American children each year.NRA Hipster: Give All Kids a Gun
July 23, 2014
We are bound in all our visits to bring relief to invalids, and not to injure them.The Imaginary Invalid
This commandment forbids us to kill or injure other persons or ourselves.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
Any turbidness or impurity in the water will injure the clearness of the sweetmeats.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
This warmth of mine might injure you in your husband's opinion.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
I am not that which you call good, but it is impossible that I injure you.The Inn at the Red Oak
- to cause physical or mental harm or suffering to; hurt or wound
- to offend, esp by an injustice
Word Origin and History for injure
mid-15c., "do an injustice to, dishonor," probably a back-formation from injury, or else from Middle French injuriier, from Latin injurare. Injury also served as a verb (late 15c.). Related: Injured; injuring.