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Origin of hurt

First recorded in 1150–1200; (verb) Middle English hurten, hirten, herten “to injure, damage, stumble, knock together,” apparently from Old French hurter “to knock (against), oppose” (compare French heurter, originally dialectal), probably a verbal derivative of Frankish unattested hûrt “ram,” cognate with Old Norse hrūtr; (noun) Middle English, from Old French, derivative of the verb
10. See injury.
hurt·a·ble, adjectivehurter, nounun·hurt, adjectiveun·hurt·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hurt (1 of 2)

/ (hɜːt) /

verb hurts, hurting or hurt



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

British Dictionary definitions for hurt (2 of 2)


whort (hwɜːt)

/ (hɜːt) /


Southern English dialect another name for whortleberry
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Idioms and Phrases with hurt


see not hurt a fly.

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