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hurt

 
 
pronunciation:
huhrt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hurts, hurting, hurt
definition 1: to cause physical damage, pain, or impairment to.
I hurt my arm when I fell.He hurt her by accident.Does it hurt when the doctor presses on your abdomen?It hurts when I raise my arm.
synonyms:
damage, injure, wound
antonyms:
restore
similar words:
agonize, bruise, harm, impair, kill, pain, spite
definition 2: to cause emotional suffering to.
She was hurt by their insulting words.It hurt me that he said those terrible things about me.
synonyms:
sting
antonyms:
comfort, heal
similar words:
agonize, bruise, cut, harm, injure, pain, spite, tear, upset, wound
definition 3: to damage, harm, or weaken.
The low test score hurt his grade average.
synonyms:
damage, harm
antonyms:
benefit, improve
similar words:
deteriorate, impair, injure, prejudice, weaken
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to feel pain, suffering, or distress.
My head hurts.
similar words:
ache, burn, pain, smart, sting, suffer
definition 2: to inflict pain, damage, or suffering.
The truth sometimes hurts.Stop banging my arm. It hurts!It really hurts that I can never see him again.It hurts to think that I could have prevented this terrible thing.
similar words:
cut, pain, smart, sting, wound
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an injury, pain, or affliction.
The hurt went away when I took aspirin.
synonyms:
injury, pain
similar words:
ache, affliction, distress, sting, wound
definition 2: a cause of physical or emotional pain or suffering.
The break-up with her husband left her with a hurt that never really went away.
similar words:
affliction, bane, injury, pain, sore, sorrow
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part of speech: adjective
definition: physically or emotionally pained or injured.
The ice soothed her hurt ankle.Both of them had hurt feelings for weeks after the argument.
synonyms:
injured, sore, wounded
antonyms:
all right, healed
similar words:
bruised
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