bruise bruise  /b ˈruz/


  1. (n) an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
  2. (v) hurt the feelings of
  3. (v) break up into small pieces for food preparation
  4. (v) damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure
  5. (v) injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of


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  1. You can see feelings rise in him like a blush or a bruise.
  2. Still, the President was concerned that the public ire would bruise him, as well.
  3. And while Gibson has said that a woman once sent him a picture of the bruise on her leg where the ball hit her, no one's ever come forward with the ball itself.


  1. Even Spurs see Wade not right; Wade says Heat “big 3” have to step up

    It’s been obvious to you and me, you think the Spurs missed it? Dwyane Wade isn’t as explosive and dangerous as normal, the bone bruise in his knee is holding him back. “You can tell something’s not right,” San Antonio’s Danny Green said at practice Wednesday, and he’s the guy who has spent a lot…
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProBasketballTalk

  2. Una Gran Fiesta: My Morning Jacket Book Mexican Vacation Concert

    Musical cruises have grown in popularity over the years: the Bruise Cruise , Weezer's cruise , the
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Spin

  3. Parents say line crossed when corporal punishment leaves child bruised

    A school policy in Tennessee mandates corporal punishment if done in a "reasonable manner." The mom of a Henry County 5th grader says that line was crossed after he came home bruised.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WKRN Nashville

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  1. "I did crash. I think most of us crashed today. It's bad luck," Armstrong said. "The road surface was so slippery there was no way to stand on the bike. I have a big bruise on my hip but that's okay. When I made it back on the bike, it was...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Lance Armstrong Source: Herald Sun

  2. "I was worried about it initially. The MRI showed a bone bruise," Bettis said. "That's when the blood came in. That was refreshing for me because whenever you're dealing with a knee and swelling, you always assume the worst. I assumed the...
    on Aug 22, 2007 By: Jerome Bettis Source: USA Today

  3. "John has got a shoulder that's, back when I played and even prior to that, I don't think anybody would have had to miss a snap for it," Del Rio said. "I think it's a minor bruise of sorts. I would think Vince Lombardi is probably rolling...
    on Jun 2, 2009 By: Jack Del Rio Source: ESPN

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