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in·jure

 (ĭn′jər)
tr.v. in·jured, in·jur·ing, in·jures
1.
a. To cause physical harm to; hurt: The accident injured the passengers. The fall injured his knee.
b. To experience injury in (oneself or a body part): She injured her ankle climbing down the hill.
2.
a. To cause damage to; impair: The gossip injured his reputation.
b. To commit an injustice or offense against; wrong: people who were injured by the false accusations.
3. To cause distress to; wound: injured their feelings.

[Middle English injuren, to wrong, dishonor, from Old French injurier, from Latin iniūriārī, from iniūria, a wrong; see injury.]

in′jur·er n.

injure

(ˈɪndʒə)
vb (tr)
1. to cause physical or mental harm or suffering to; hurt or wound
2. to offend, esp by an injustice
[C16: back formation from injury]
ˈinjurable adj
ˈinjured adj
ˈinjurer n

in•jure

(ˈɪn dʒər)

v.t. -jured, -jur•ing.
1. to do or cause harm of any kind to; hurt: to injure one's hand.
2. to offend: to injure a friend's feelings.
3. to treat unjustly or unfairly.
[1575–85; back formation from injury (n.); replacing injury (v.)]
in′jur•a•ble, adj.
in′jur•er, n.

injure

1. 'injure' used as a verb

To injure someone means to damage a part of their body.

The earthquake killed 24,000 people and injured 77,000.
A number of bombs have exploded seriously injuring at least five people.

If you accidentally damage a part of your body, you can say that you injure yourself or injure that part of your body.

He's going to injure himself if he isn't careful.
Peter recently injured his right hand in a training accident.

Be Careful!
Injure cannot be an intransitive verb. You do not say, for example, 'He injured in a car accident'. You say 'He was injured in a car accident'.

Seventy policemen were injured in the fighting.

A number of other verbs are used to refer to damage done to a person's body.

2. 'injured' used as an adjective

Injured is often an adjective.

Thousands of injured people still lay among the ruins.
East Grinstead won 3-1 without van Asselt, who was injured.

Adverbs such as badly, seriously, and critically are often used in front of injured.

She was not badly injured.
A man lay critically injured for eight hours after his car skidded off a road and smashed into trees.

injure


Past participle: injured
Gerund: injuring

Imperative
injure
injure
Present
I injure
you injure
he/she/it injures
we injure
you injure
they injure
Preterite
I injured
you injured
he/she/it injured
we injured
you injured
they injured
Present Continuous
I am injuring
you are injuring
he/she/it is injuring
we are injuring
you are injuring
they are injuring
Present Perfect
I have injured
you have injured
he/she/it has injured
we have injured
you have injured
they have injured
Past Continuous
I was injuring
you were injuring
he/she/it was injuring
we were injuring
you were injuring
they were injuring
Past Perfect
I had injured
you had injured
he/she/it had injured
we had injured
you had injured
they had injured
Future
I will injure
you will injure
he/she/it will injure
we will injure
you will injure
they will injure
Future Perfect
I will have injured
you will have injured
he/she/it will have injured
we will have injured
you will have injured
they will have injured
Future Continuous
I will be injuring
you will be injuring
he/she/it will be injuring
we will be injuring
you will be injuring
they will be injuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been injuring
you have been injuring
he/she/it has been injuring
we have been injuring
you have been injuring
they have been injuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been injuring
you will have been injuring
he/she/it will have been injuring
we will have been injuring
you will have been injuring
they will have been injuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been injuring
you had been injuring
he/she/it had been injuring
we had been injuring
you had been injuring
they had been injuring
Conditional
I would injure
you would injure
he/she/it would injure
we would injure
you would injure
they would injure
Past Conditional
I would have injured
you would have injured
he/she/it would have injured
we would have injured
you would have injured
they would have injured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.injure - cause injuries or bodily harm to
hurt - give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back"
trample - injure by trampling or as if by trampling; "The passerby was trampled by an elephant"
concuss - injure the brain; sustain a concussion
calk - injure with a calk
excruciate, torture, torment - subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
overstretch, pull - strain abnormally; "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"
traumatise, traumatize, shock - inflict a trauma upon
maim - injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation; "people were maimed by the explosion"
sprain, wrick, rick, wrench, twist, turn - twist suddenly so as to sprain; "wrench one's ankle"; "The wrestler twisted his shoulder"; "the hikers sprained their ankles when they fell"; "I turned my ankle and couldn't walk for several days"
subluxate - sprain or dislocate slightly; "subluxate the hip"
handicap, incapacitate, invalid, disable - injure permanently; "He was disabled in a car accident"
harm - cause or do harm to; "These pills won't harm your system"
run over, run down - injure or kill by running over, as with a vehicle
fracture, break - fracture a bone of; "I broke my foot while playing hockey"
shoot, pip, hit - hit with a missile from a weapon
knife, stab - use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
skin, scrape - bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of; "The boy skinned his knee when he fell"
bruise, contuse - injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; "I bruised my knee"
graze - break the skin (of a body part) by scraping; "She was grazed by the stray bullet"
2.injure - 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"
abase, chagrin, humiliate, humble, mortify - cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
3.injure - 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"

injure

verb
1. hurt, wound, harm, break, damage, smash, crush, mar, disable, shatter, bruise, impair, mutilate, maim, mangle, incapacitate A bomb exploded, seriously injuring five people.
2. damage, harm, ruin, wreck, weaken, spoil, impair Too much stress can injure your health.
3. undermine, damage, mar, blight, tarnish, blacken, besmirch, vitiate an attempt to injure another trader's business

injure

verb
1. To cause physical damage to:
2. To spoil the soundness or perfection of:
3. To cause suffering or painful sorrow to:
Translations
يَجْرَحيَجْرَحُ
poškoditranitzranit
sårebeskadigekvæste
vahingoittaaolla
ozlijediti
særa, slasa
傷つける
상처를 입히다
sužeidimassužeisti
aizskartaizvainotievainotsavainot
biti ranjenraniti
skada
ทำให้ได้รับบาดเจ็บ
làm tổn thương

injure

[ˈɪndʒəʳ] VT
1. (physically) → herir (esp Sport) → lesionar
he was injured in the accidentresultó herido en el accidente
two players were injureddos jugadores resultaron lesionados
he was badly/slightly injuredresultó gravemente/levemente herido
he injured his armresultó herido en el brazo (Sport) → se lesionó el brazo
to injure o.s. (in an accident) → resultar herido; (deliberately) → causarse heridas, autolesionarse; (in a match, race etc) → lesionarse
2. (fig) [+ feelings, pride] → herir; [+ reputation] → dañar; [+ trade, chances] → perjudicar

injure

[ˈɪndʒər] vt
(physically) [+ person, animal] → blesser
No one was injured in the accident → Personne n'a été blessé dans l'accident.
He was badly injured in the attack → Il a été grièvement blessé au cours de l'attaque.
to injure one's hand → se blesser à la main
to injure o.s. → se blesser
(= harm) [+ person] → faire tort à; [+ reputation] → faire tort à
to injure sb's feelings → blesser qn
to injure sb's pride → blesser qn dans son orgueil

injure

vt
(lit)verletzen; to injure one’s legsich (dat)das Bein verletzen, sich (acc)am Bein verletzen; the horse was injureddas Pferd verletzte sich; how many were injured?, how many injured were there?wie viele Verletzte gab es?; the injureddie Verletzten pl
(fig) (= offend) sb, sb’s feelingsverletzen, kränken; (= damage) reputationschaden (+dat); his injured reputationsein geschädigter Ruf; the injured party (Jur) → der/die Geschädigte; injured innocencegekränkte Unschuld

injure

[ˈɪndʒəʳ] vt
a. (physically) → ferire
he injured his arm → si è fatto male a or si è ferito a un braccio
to injure o.s. → farsi male, ferirsi
b. (fig) (reputation, trade) → nuocere a; (feelings) → offendere; (wrong, person) → fare (un) torto a

injure

(ˈindʒə) verb
to harm or damage. He injured his arm when he fell; They were badly injured when the car crashed; A story like that could injure his reputation; His pride has been injured.
ˈinjured adjective
1. (also noun) (people who have been) wounded or harmed. The injured (people) were all taken to hospital after the accident.
2. (of feelings, pride etc) hurt. `Why didn't you tell me before?' he said in an injured voice.
injurious (inˈdʒuəriəs) adjective
(with to) harmful. Smoking is injurious to one's health.
ˈinjuryplural ˈinjuries noun
(an instance of) harm or damage. Badly designed chairs can cause injury to the spine; The motorcyclist received severe injuries in the crash.

injure

يَجْرَحُ zranit såre verletzen τραυματίζω lesionar vahingoittaa blesser ozlijediti ferire 傷つける 상처를 입히다 verwonden såre zranić ferir ранить skada ทำให้ได้รับบาดเจ็บ yaralamak làm tổn thương 损害

in·jure

v. dañar; lastimar, herir.

injure

vt (hurt, wound) herir, lesionar; (damage, harm) lesionar, (severely) dañar; The explosion injured 3 people..La explosión hirió a 3 personas… The bullet injured the nerve..La bala lesionó el nervio; to — oneself lesionarse; When did she injure herself?.. ¿Cuándo se lesionó?; to — one’s knee (foot, etc.) lesionarse la rodilla (pie, etc.)
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First, you must promise two things, both in your own name and for your friends, or without serving you we shall only injure ourselves
Sawyer, that a more unmanly, brutal treatment of a little pony it was never my painful lot to witness, and by giving way to such passion you injure your own character as much, nay more, than you injure your horse; and remember, we shall all have to be judged according to our works, whether they be toward man or toward beast.
Fortunate for him was it that the book he was intent on was one which slow reading cannot injure,--nay, one whose words, like ingots of gold, seem often to need to be weighed separately, that the mind may take in their priceless value.
You wanted to burn me alive when I had not done you any harm, and latterly you have been trying to injure my professional reputation.
This amounts to deception, and will injure him for the Sunday-schools.
Uncle Silas knowed how powerful he was, and how little chance he had against such a man, and he was scared and worried, and done everything he could think of to smooth him over and get him to be good to him: he even took his no-account brother Jubiter on the farm and give him wages and stinted his own family to pay them; and Jubiter done everything his brother could contrive to insult Uncle Silas, and fret and worry him, and try to drive Uncle Silas into doing him a hurt, so as to injure Uncle Silas with the people.
I am strongly tempted to give the names of two or three of those little boys, as a testimonial of the gratitude and affection I bear them; but pru- dence forbids;--not that it would injure me, but it might embarrass them; for it is almost an unpar- donable offence to teach slaves to read in this Chris- tian country.
Indeed you injure me if you suppose me unconvinced.
Your influence, sir, is evidently potent with him: he will never set you at defiance or wilfully injure you.