verb (used with object), in·jured, in·jur·ing.
Origin of injure
Examples from the Web for injure
The al Qaeda-linked gunmen shot back, but only managed to injure one officer before they were taken out.
Even a relatively small 250-pound bomb could kill or injure friendly troops who are within 650 feet of the explosion.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beijing, famously, launched a coordinated and sustained attack against Google a half decade ago to injure its business in China.Sony Blames North Korea for Hacking, but Washington Left Them Completely Vulnerable|Gordon G. Chang|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The children in these stories then went on to injure themselves by falling off of old bridges or cutting themselves.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not mentioned in the video: Firearms kill or injure 10,000 American children each year.
No, it was not in her disposition to injure any one, even should it not be likely to draw down danger upon herself.Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck|Ludwig Tieck
They are laying down the weapons they know best how to use, and adopting weapons so unsuitable that they only injure the users.The Task of Social Hygiene|Havelock Ellis
Neither envy nor calumny had the least influence over me, or I felt it only from persons who had not the power to injure me.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
Would you insult and injure a modest maiden, slave though she be?Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
Ye cannot injure the man who has sixty years lived in honour.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck|Baron Trenck
British Dictionary definitions for injure
Word Origin for injure
Word Origin and History for injure
mid-15c., "do an injustice to, dishonor," probably a back-formation from injury, or else from Middle French injuriier, from Latin injurare. Injury also served as a verb (late 15c.). Related: Injured; injuring.