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Verb: bruise  brooz
  1. Injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
    "I bruised my knee";
    - contuse
     
  2. Cause (somebody) emotional pain or offence
    "This remark really bruised my ego";
    - hurt, wound, injure, offend, spite
     
  3. (cooking) break up into small pieces for food preparation
    "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
     
  4. Damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure
    "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"
Noun: bruise  brooz
  1. An injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discolouration
    - contusion

Sounds like: brews

Derived forms: bruised, bruises, bruising

Type of: arouse, crush, damage, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, harm, hurt, injure, injury, kindle, provoke, raise, trauma, wound

Encyclopedia: Bruise