verb (used with object), bruised, bruis·ing.
verb (used without object), bruised, bruis·ing.
Words nearby bruise
Origin of bruise
OTHER WORDS FROM bruiseun·bruised, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bruisebrews bruise
Examples from the Web for bruise
In contrast to gentle Eva, Naps liked to draw a little blood in bed, to bruise and be bruised in return.Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art|Judith Mackrell|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Obama and others press to raise the federal minimum wage about $7.25, skeptics say such a move could bruise the economy.What Does an Increase in the Minimum Wage Do to the Economy?|Brandy Zadrozny|December 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I got a bruise in the shape of a detailed boot print etched in my back.Interview With Canadian Filmmaker John Greyson Following His Release from Cairo's Tora Prison|Jesse Rosenfeld|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For the record: A bloody toe for a ballerina is like a bruise for a boxer: ho-hum.
Something triggers his temper—the push may be hard enough to make her bruise.
Their progress was slow, and they slept on a bed of brush which had lumps and knots to bruise every soft spot on their bodies.Dick in the Everglades|A. W. Dimock
We set the ball rolling, others keep it up, and it runs back to bruise our own shins.Three Plays by Brieux|Eugne Brieux
He seized the hand; there was no bruise to be seen, but he bent his head and fervently kissed the place.The Preacher of Cedar Mountain|Ernest Thompson Seton
There are stones yonder, and you can see the bruise, said one.The Dust of Conflict|David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
My dear Lieutenant, you will not only bruise, but break, my head with your clatter.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay|George Otto Trevelyan