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Verb: hurt (hurt)  hurt
  1. Be a source of pain
    - ache, smart
  2. Give trouble or pain to
    "This exercise will hurt your back"
  3. Cause emotional anguish or make miserable
    "It hurts me to see my children not being taught well in school";
    - pain, anguish
  4. Cause damage or affect negatively
    "Our business was hurt by the new competition";
    - injure
  5. Cause (somebody) emotional pain or offence
    "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests";
    - wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite
  6. Feel physical pain
    "Were you hurting after the accident?";
    - ache, suffer
  7. Feel ill, be uncomfortable or in pain
    - suffer
Noun: hurt  hurt
  1. Any physical damage to the body caused by violence, accident or fracture etc.; the condition of an injury
    - injury, harm, trauma
  2. Psychological suffering
    - distress, suffering
  3. Feelings of mental or physical pain
    - suffering
  4. A damage or loss
    - detriment
  5. The act of damaging something or someone
    - damage, harm, scathe [archaic]
Adjective: hurt  hurt
  1. Suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle
    "ambulances...for the hurt men and women";
    - wounded
  2. Damaged; used of inanimate objects or their value
    - weakened

Derived forms: hurt, hurting, hurts

See also: damaged, injured

Type of: arouse, be, cause to be perceived, change of integrity, comprehend, damage, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, harm, health problem, ill health, impairment, indispose, kindle, pain, painfulness, perceive, provoke, raise, unhealthiness, untune, upset

Encyclopedia: Hurt, Robert