Definitions of bruise:
  • noun:   an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
  • verb:   damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure
    Example: "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"
  • verb:   break up into small pieces for food preparation
    Example: "Bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
  • verb:   injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of
    Example: "I bruised my knee"
  • verb:   hurt the feelings of
    Example: "This remark really bruised me ego"

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