Hurt

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Definition

to hurt: to damage, to injure, to harm; to make suffer, to make a person feel bad
verb
I hurt myself. I hit my arm on the door.
Does it hurt? Are you in pain?
What he said really hurt me. His words were very cruel and now I feel bad.

This is an irregular verb:
I hurt / I hurt / I have hurt

to get hurt: to become injured, harmed, physically damaged

(a bit of exercise) wouldn't hurt (you!): (a bit of exercise) would do (you) good!
idiom

hurt: pain, discomfort; harm, damage
noun
Pronunciation examples
UK: I hurt my leg skiing.
US: Is it still hurting? I can kick it if you like, to see.

Examples

  • "But then all of a sudden I stumbled and fell, hurting my ankle."
  • "When you smile at me, it's like my heart stops working, and then my stomach hurts and I cannot eat anything any more."
  • "No one was hurt during the revolution but the country did record its first ever act of violence when the former President's bodyguard was slightly pushed."
  • "I would never hurt your business or our friendship in any way."
  • "I told Bruno it wouldn't hurt to have another public face for the company, especially one as "aesthetically pleasant" as his!"
  • "We are hoping this initiative will save time and avoid hurt feelings (mainly my own)."
  • "PS: You'll all need to sign waivers agreeing not to sue if you get hurt or die."
  • "Indignation. Hurt."
  • "Located in a secret offshore location to cut costs and hurt the global economy, your rehabilitation takes place entirely online."
  • "Covers medical bills if you or your passengers are hurt in an accident."

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