Nearby words

  1. hurst,
  2. hurst, fannie,
  3. hurstmonceux,
  4. hurston,
  5. hurston, zora neale,
  6. hurter,
  7. hurtful,
  8. hurtfully,
  9. hurting,
  10. hurtle

Origin of hurt

1150–1200; (v.) Middle English hurten, hirten, herten to injure, damage, stumble, knock together, apparently < Old French hurter to knock (against), oppose (compare French heurter, orig. dial.), probably a verbal derivative of Frankish *hûrt ram, cognate with Old Norse hrūtr; (noun) Middle English < Old French, derivative of the v.

SYNONYMS FOR hurt
3. mar, impair. 5. afflict, wound. 6. ache. 10. See injury. 12. cut, slight.

Related formshurt·a·ble, adjectivehurt·er, nounun·hurt, adjectiveun·hurt·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hurting

hurt

1

verb hurts, hurting or hurt

to cause physical pain to (someone or something)
to cause emotional pain or distress to (someone)
to produce a painful sensation in (someone)the bruise hurts
(intr) informal to feel pain

noun

physical, moral, or mental pain or suffering
a wound, cut, or sore
damage or injury; harm

adjective

injured or pained physically or emotionallya hurt knee; a hurt look
Derived Formshurter, noun

Word Origin for hurt

C12 hurten to hit, from Old French hurter to knock against, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse hrūtr ram, Middle High German hurt a collision

hurt

2

whort (hwɜːt)

noun

Southern English dialect another name for whortleberry
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Word Origin and History for hurting
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Idioms and Phrases with hurting

hurt

see not hurt a fly.

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