verb (used with object), bruised, bruis·ing.
verb (used without object), bruised, bruis·ing.
Origin of bruise
Examples from the Web for bruised
When he expresses concern over her bruised and disheveled appearance, she lies and tells him that she fainted.How Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Navigated Anna's Controversial Rape Arc|Kevin Fallon|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So we both kept sending each other pictures of our bruised shins.Allison Janney’s Incredible ‘Double O’ and That ‘Masters of Sex’ Love Scene|Jason Lynch|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The child was found on the 400-foot level, bruised and crying, but alive.
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
But the bruised feelings will take a little while longer to heal.
Purpurascens means becoming purple or purplish; so named because the blue gills become purple when bruised.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
Their shirts were in ribbons, and bruised flesh showed through.We Were There at the Oklahoma Land Run|James Arthur Kjelgaard
The bruised reed he shall not break: and smoking flax he shall not extinguish: till he send forth judgment unto victory.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
For even now his son Polyphemus stumbles a bruised and sightless way among his native hills.The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The heart must be beaten or bruised, and then the sweet scent will come out.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for bruise
Old English brysan "to crush, bruise, pound," from Proto-Germanic *brusjanan, from PIE root *bhreus- "to smash, crush" (cf. Old Irish bronnaim "I wrong, I hurt;" Breton brezel "war," Vulgar Latin brisare "to break"). Merged by 17c. with Anglo-French bruiser "to break, smash," from Old French bruisier "to break, shatter," perhaps from Gaulish *brus-, from the same PIE root. Related: Bruised; bruising.
1540s, from bruise (v.).