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English definition of “bruise”

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.
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