bruise /ˈbruz/ 動詞
Bruise, n. An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises. --Isa. i. 6.
Bruise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bruised p. pr. & vb. n. Bruising.]
1. To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.
2. To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
Nor bruise her flowerets with the armed hoofs. --Shak.
Syn: -- To pulverize; bray; triturate; pound; contuse.
Bruise, v. i. To fight with the fists; to box.
Bruising was considered a fine, manly, old English custom. --Thackeray.
n : an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some
discoloration [syn: contusion]
v 1: injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; "I bruised my
knee" [syn: contuse]
2: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include
me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
[syn: hurt, wound, injure, offend, spite]
3: break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the
berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
4: damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; "The customer
bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"