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v. hurt, hurt•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
- aposiopesis - Stopping in the middle of a statement upon realizing that someone's feelings are hurt or about to be hurt; when a sentence trails off or falls silent, that is an aposiopesis.
- innocent - From Latin in-, "free from," and nocere, "hurt, injure."
- innocuous - "Harmless, not hurtful," from Latin in-, "not," and nocere, "to hurt."
- collide - Its Latin base is laedere, "hurt by striking."
Hurt can be a verb or an adjective.
If you hurt yourself or hurt a part of your body, you accidentally injure yourself. The past tense and -ed participle of hurt is hurt.
If a part of your body hurts, you feel pain there.
In American English, you can also say that a person hurts.
Some British speakers also use hurt like this, but this use is not generally accepted in British English.
You can use hurt as an adjective to describe an injured person.
If someone has a bad injury, don't say that they are 'very hurt'. Say that they are badly hurt or seriously hurt.
In British English you do not usually use 'hurt' in front of a noun. Don't, for example, talk about 'a hurt soldier'. You say 'an injured soldier'.
Past participle: hurt
|Noun||1.||hurt - any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.|
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
brain damage - injury to the brain that impairs its functions (especially permanently); can be caused by trauma to the head, infection, hemorrhage, inadequate oxygen, genetic abnormality, etc.
birth trauma - physical injury to an infant during the birth process
blast trauma - injury caused the explosion of a bomb (especially in enclosed spaces)
blunt trauma - injury incurred when the human body hits or is hit by a large outside object (as a car)
bump - a lump on the body caused by a blow
burn - an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
dislocation - a displacement of a part (especially a bone) from its normal position (as in the shoulder or the vertebral column)
electric shock - trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness
fracture, break - breaking of hard tissue such as bone; "it was a nasty fracture"; "the break seems to have been caused by a fall"
cryopathy, frostbite - destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
intravasation - entry of foreign matter into a blood vessel
penetrating injury, penetrating trauma - injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body
pinch - an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
rupture - state of being torn or burst open
strain - injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain
whiplash, whiplash injury - an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
wale, weal, welt, wheal - a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
wound, lesion - an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
|2.||hurt - psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"|
painfulness, pain - emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"
tsoris - (Yiddish) trouble and suffering
wound - a figurative injury (to your feelings or pride); "he feared that mentioning it might reopen the wound"; "deep in her breast lives the silent wound"; "The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound--that he will never get over it"--Robert Frost
|3.||hurt - feelings of mental or physical pain|
painfulness, pain - emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid; "the pain of loneliness"
agony, torment, torture - intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned"
throes - violent pangs of suffering; "death throes"
|4.||hurt - a damage or loss|
expense - a detriment or sacrifice; "at the expense of"
|5.||hurt - the act of damaging something or someone|
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
impairment - damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality
defacement, disfiguration, disfigurement - the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something; "the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion"; "he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape"
burn - damage inflicted by fire
defloration - an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something
|Verb||1.||hurt - be the source of pain |
burn - feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning"
itch - have or perceive an itch; "I'm itching--the air is so dry!"
hunger - feel the need to eat
thirst - feel the need to drink
act up - make itself felt as a recurring pain; "My arthritis is acting up again"
throb - pulsate or pound with abnormal force; "my head is throbbing"; "Her heart was throbbing"
shoot - cause a sharp and sudden pain in; "The pain shot up her leg"
cause to be perceived - have perceptible qualities
|2.||hurt - give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back"|
indispose - cause to feel unwell; "She was indisposed"
disagree with - not be very easily digestible; "Spicy food disagrees with some people"
|3.||hurt - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"|
break someone's heart - cause deep emotional pain and grief to somebody; "The young man broke the girl's heart when he told her was going to marry her best friend"
try - give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
|4.||hurt - cause damage or affect negatively; "Our business was hurt by the new competition"|
damage - inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
|5.||hurt - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"|
affront, diss, insult - treat, mention, or speak to rudely; "He insulted her with his rude remarks"; "the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
lacerate - deeply hurt the feelings of; distress; "his lacerating remarks"
sting - cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her"
|6.||hurt - feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"|
perceive, comprehend - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
twinge - feel a sudden sharp, local pain
kill - be the source of great pain for; "These new shoes are killing me!"
|7.||hurt - feel pain or be in pain|
have - suffer from; be ill with; "She has arthritis"
choke, gag, strangle, suffocate - struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
ail - be ill or unwell
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
|Adj.||1.||hurt - suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle; "nursing his wounded arm"; "ambulances...for the hurt men and women"|
injured - harmed; "injured soldiers"; "injured feelings"
|2.||hurt - damaged inanimate objects or their value|
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
injure restore, repair, heal, cure, relieve, soothe, alleviate
distress delight, pleasure, joy, happiness
injured restored, repaired, healed, relieved, soothed, alleviated, assuaged
hurt[hɜːt] (hurt (pt, pp))
how did you hurt your finger/leg? → ¿cómo te has hecho daño en el dedo/la pierna?, ¿cómo te has lastimado el dedo/la pierna? (LAm)
ten people were hurt in the accident → diez personas resultaron heridas en el accidente
to hurt o.s. → hacerse daño, lastimarse (LAm)
did you hurt yourself? → ¿te has hecho daño?, ¿te has lastimado? (LAm)
mind you don't hurt yourself → cuidado no te hagas daño
he's not badly hurt → no está herido de gravedad
to get hurt → resultar herido
someone is bound to get hurt → seguro que alguien resulta herido
to hurt a fly he wouldn't hurt a fly → sería incapaz de matar una mosca
stop it! you're hurting me! → ¡para! ¡me estás haciendo daño!, ¡para! ¡me estás lastimando! (LAm)
my leg is hurting me → me duele la pierna
my feet are hurting me → me duelen los pies
it wouldn't hurt her to try and save some money → no le vendría mal intentar ahorrar algo de dinero
one little glass of wine won't hurt him → un vasito de vino no le va a hacer daño
a little hard work never hurt anyone → nadie se ha muerto nunca por trabajar un poco duro, trabajar duro nunca le ha hecho daño a nadie
I was deeply hurt by his attitude → su actitud me hizo mucho daño
I didn't mean to hurt you → no era mi intención hacerte sufrir or hacerte daño
this is going to hurt me much more than it's going to hurt you → esto me va a doler mucho más a mí que a ti
to be easily hurt → ser muy susceptible
you've hurt her feelings → la has ofendido
his feelings were hurt by what you said → lo que dijiste lo ofendió or hirió sus sentimientos
she was bound to get hurt → estaba claro que iba a terminar sufriendo
my arm hurts → me duele el brazo
my feet hurt → me duelen los pies
ow, that hurts! → ¡ay! ¡duele!
it doesn't hurt much → no duele mucho
it only hurts a little bit → solo duele un poquito
it hurts when I walk → me duele cuando ando or al andar
does it hurt? → ¿te duele?
where does it hurt? → ¿dónde te duele?
I hurt all over → me duele todo el cuerpo
my shoes are hurting → me hacen daño los zapatos
to kick/hit sb where it hurts kick him where it hurts! → ¡dale una buena patada donde más les duele (a los hombres)!
she hit him where it hurts - in his wallet → le dio donde más le duele - en la cartera
it hurts to admit it but → duele or cuesta admitirlo pero ...
the truth hurts → la verdad duele
it wouldn't hurt to let your mum know you'll be late → no te costaría nada avisarle a tu madre que vas a llegar tarde
James, are you hurt? → James, ¿te has hecho daño?, James, ¿te has lastimado? (esp LAm)
You're hurting me! → Tu me fais mal!
to hurt one's arm → se faire mal au bras
I hurt my arm → Je me suis fait mal au bras.
to hurt one's foot → se faire mal au pied
to hurt o.s. → se faire mal
I fell over and hurt myself → Je me suis fait mal en tombant.
Is he badly hurt? → Est-ce qu'il est grièvement blessé?
He was hurt in the leg → Il a été blessé à la jambe.
Luckily, nobody got hurt → Heureusement, il n'y a pas eu de blessés.
His remarks really hurt me → Ses remarques m'ont vraiment blessé.
I was hurt by what he said → J'ai été blessé par ce qu'il a dit.
to hurt sb's feelings → blesser qn
I didn't want to hurt your feelings → Je ne voulais pas vous blesser.
That hurts → Ça fait mal.
It hurts to have a tooth out → Ça fait mal de se faire arracher une dent.
Where does it hurt? → Où est-ce que ça vous fait mal?, Où avez-vous mal?
My leg hurts
BUT J'ai mal à la jambe.
hurtvb: pret, ptp <hurt>
hurt[hɜːt] (hurt (vb: pt, pp))
I hurt my arm → mi sono fatto male al braccio
to hurt o.s. → farsi male
where does it hurt you? → dove ti fa male?
to get hurt → farsi male (emotionally) → essere ferito/a
to hurt sb's feelings → colpire la suscettibilità di qn
my arm hurts → mi fa male il braccio
where does it hurt? → dove ti fa male?
that hurts! → che male!