bruising bruising  /b ˈru zɪŋ/


  1. (adj) causing mental or emotional injury
  2. (adj) brutally forceful and compelling


  1. She untied the rubber dinghy from the stern and then, according to Noguchi, fell from the Splendour into the 63 F water, bruising her left cheek as she tumbled overboard.
  2. Yet a bruising fight for Senate ratification lies ahead In the sun-swept presidential suite of Panama City's Holiday Inn, overlooking a bay speckled with shrimp boats, the.
  3. The battle to succeed him will be bruising, as members attempt to allocate blame for the Foley mess.


  1. EUROPE MARKETS: Europe Stocks Looking At Bruising Month, Quarter

    EUROPE MARKETS: Europe Stocks Looking At Bruising Month, Quarter
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Europe Markets: Europe stocks fall to end bruising month, quarter

    European stock markets end lower to cap a bruising quarter, dragged lower by concerns about emerging markets.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  3. EU Leaders Turn Embrace Toward Balkans

    After bruising budget talks, EU leaders turn toward expanding their bloc to the Balkans        
    on June 28, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "I felt something in my last start. We had something going on, some bruising in this area after my last start that we saw and treated. I saw the doctor, and had a little strain in there that we treated. [I] played a little catch and knew I was going...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Jake Peavy Source:

  2. "There's no problem. It is just bruising with Jamie's shoulder," said McGeechan, who has seen flanker Stephen Ferris (knee) and wing Leigh Halfpenny (thigh) ruled out of the Lions' South African adventure this week. "He took a heavy bang on...
    on Jun 10, 2009 By: Ian McGeechan Source: WalesOnline

  3. "Just for precaution," Pavano said. "It's feeling better than it did. I'm not really too alarmed. There's no bruising or anything. It's just stiff."
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Carl Pavano Source:

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