verb (used with object), bruised, bruis·ing.
verb (used without object), bruised, bruis·ing.
Origin of bruise
Related Words for bruisingmar, injure, blacken, wound, crush, batter, deface, pulverize, pound, beat, damage, mark, zing, blemish, black, contuse
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Contemporary Examples of bruising
The digital dating sphere can prove tricky, and bruising, for the trans user.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem
January 9, 2015
And now, after falling short in a bruising campaign, he can do just that while getting in even more work in his garden.Tom Tancredo Loses GOP Primary For Colorado Governor
June 26, 2014
Have you seen the bleeding and bruising, the skin ulceration and infection, the nerve paralysis?Nicole Kidman Botox Insanity: Why All Women Lose Out When We Obsess Over Stars’ Faces
May 25, 2014
What plays as depthless violence and bruising circus on screen obscures commercial pragmatism.Putin Vs. Obama—In Spandex: Wrestling’s New Cold War
May 14, 2014
So the scandal, bruising at it was, was oddly liberating, I say.BP, Putin, and the Power of Oil
March 9, 2014
Historical Examples of bruising
Wine may be made of apricots by only bruising, and pouring the hot water upon them: this wine does not require so much sweetening.
He stumbled, sprawled upon the iced pavement, bruising his face.Erik Dorn
She was not conscious of the grasp that was bruising her tender arm.Romola
When, moreover, the cells were destroyed by bruising, no fermentation ensued.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
This was indeed an instance of the serpent's "bruising the heel" of the woman's seed.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II
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.).