verb (used with object), bruised, bruis·ing.
verb (used without object), bruised, bruis·ing.
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Origin of bruise
OTHER WORDS FROM bruiseun·bruised, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bruisebrews, bruise
Example sentences from the Web for bruise
Then they discovered various cuts and bruises on his body and an arrowhead embedded in his shoulder.Humans Have Gotten Nicer and Better at Making War - Issue 94: Evolving|Steve Paulson|January 6, 2021|Nautilus
I miss my skates, the exercise, the sport, the bruises, but especially my teammates and friends.
The games get a lot tougher, and the bruises get a lot bigger.
Morgan Moses, his body covered in bruises, stepped into his modern farmhouse Sunday evening wearing a walking boot on his left foot.
Apps that are designed to recognize faces may be fooled by haircuts, glasses, facial hair or bruises, for instance.
There was a fear growing inside of me that my imperfect bruised college experience was a reflection of my own damaged self.
Brooks came through the Old Bailey trial bruised but not defeated.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We are people who, despite ourselves, find ourselves drawn to the sick, the dying, the permanently 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
Wharton made the bruised Martini enter also; and accompanying them himself, the voiture set off, escorted by his servants.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Nancy was little the worse for the awful accident, bruised, of course, but poor Masters was unconscious.Uncanny Tales|Various
The bruised reed he shall not break, and smoking flax he shall not quench, he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
He was lying, bruised and shaken, among the heaped-up débris of a ruined building.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.'The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin