verb (used with object), bruised, bruis·ing.
verb (used without object), bruised, bruis·ing.
Origin of bruise
Related Words for bruisedmar, injure, blacken, wound, crush, batter, deface, pulverize, pound, beat, damage, mark, zing, blemish, black, contuse
Examples from the Web for bruised
Contemporary Examples of 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
August 14, 2014
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
July 14, 2014
The child was found on the 400-foot level, bruised and crying, but alive.Weird Washington Monument History
May 12, 2014
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
January 25, 2014
But the bruised feelings will take a little while longer to heal.Media Balks at Band-Aid Shield Law
May 16, 2013
Historical Examples of bruised
He was bruised, shaken, pale as death, and out of breath when he got up.The Secret Agent
I s'pose you're sorry some of us didn't get all cut up and bruised, so you could patch us up.Frank Roscoe's Secret
Both were bruised, Smith's body, Greer's head and shoulders.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
I'm mair likly to get the bruised reed intil my nakit loof (palm)!Salted With Fire
The memory of that bruised and battered face was warning enough.Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts
Roy Rutherford Bailey
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.).