black-and-blue


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black-and-blue

(blăk′ən-blo͞o′)
adj.
Discolored from coagulation of blood below the surface of the skin.

black-and-blue

adj
1. (of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise
2. feeling pain or soreness, as from a beating

black′-and-blue′



adj.
discolored, as by bruising.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.black-and-blue - discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skinblack-and-blue - discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin; "beaten black and blue"; "livid bruises"
injured - harmed; "injured soldiers"; "injured feelings"
Translations

black-and-blue

adj (fam) que tiene moretones
References in classic literature ?
Their hair, divided into a great number of small tresses, fell over their shoulders, and by means of black-and-blue incisions they had tattooed their cheeks from the temples to the mouth.
I'll beat him black-and-blue for trying to scare me in this fashion
And for many a day the young lady, scared at least out of a portion of her young ladyhood, bore on her arms and shoulders and wrists divers black-and-blue bruises--tokens of caresses which he had bestowed in all fond gentleness but too late at night.