- 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 injuring
Injuring the family breadwinner is the same as injuring yourself.The Very Rich Should Divorce Very Quietly
November 6, 2014
At 15, she developed iliotibial band syndrome, injuring her knee, and had to surrender her dream.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva
October 20, 2014
He stabbed three others to death and hit four more innocents with his car, injuring them.How the Gun Nuts Try to Excuse Away the Santa Barbara Slaughter—and Why They’re All Wrong
May 27, 2014
“Fascists and imperialists are trying to conquer us by killing and injuring civilians,” he said.Blood, Faith and Fatalism in Divided Ukraine
April 21, 2014
A week earlier, a drive-by shooting had rocked that same neighborhood, taking five lives and injuring four.Keeping Tabs on Obama’s Church Attendance Is No Way to Gauge His Faith
January 5, 2014
"You're injuring your sight, that's all," the American was still smiling.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
That will occupy her mind, and prevent her thinking of injuring me.Therese Raquin
And do you suppose that I ask these questions with any design of injuring you in the argument?
But if they abstained from injuring one another, then they might act together better?
It was only Circuit 92 that prevented him from injuring a human.The Velvet Glove
- to cause physical or mental harm or suffering to; hurt or wound
- to offend, esp by an injustice
Word Origin and History for injuring
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.