Associations to the word «Bruise»


BRUISE, verb. (transitive) To strike (a person), originally with something flat or heavy, but now specifically in such a way as to discolour the skin without breaking it.
BRUISE, verb. (transitive) To damage the skin of (fruit), in an analogous way.
BRUISE, verb. (intransitive) Of fruit, to gain bruises through being handled roughly.
BRUISE, verb. (intransitive) To become bruised.
BRUISE, verb. (intransitive) To fight with the fists; to box.
BRUISE, noun. (medicine) A purplish mark on the skin due to leakage of blood from capillaries under the surface that have been damaged by a blow.
BRUISE, noun. A dark mark on fruit caused by a blow to its surface.
BRUISE UP, verb. (transitive) To cause bruises to appear, usually by beating or battering.
BRUISE UP, verb. (intransitive) To show bruises.

Dictionary definition

BRUISE, noun. An injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration.
BRUISE, verb. Injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; "I bruised my knee".
BRUISE, verb. Hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego".
BRUISE, verb. Break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them".
BRUISE, verb. Damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King