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bruise

noun [C]  /bruz/ us  
a place on a person’s skin that is darker from bleeding under the skin, usually from an injury: My little boy fell off his bike and has a bad bruise on his shoulder.

bruise

verb [T]  /bruz/ us  
to develop a bruise or to cause someone or something to have a bruise: He crashed into a table and bruised his shin.
Translations of “bruise”
in Korean 멍…
in Arabic رَضّة, كَدَمة…
in French bleu, meurtrissure…
in Turkish yara, bere, çürük…
in Italian livido, contusione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碰傷,瘀傷…
in Russian синяк…
in Polish siniak…
in Spanish morado, magulladura…
in Portuguese contusão…
in German die Quetschung, blauer Fleck…
in Catalan blau…
in Japanese あざ, 打撲傷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碰伤,瘀伤…
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