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English definition of “hurt”


verb [I/T]    /hɜrt/ (past tense and past participle hurt)
to feel pain, or to cause pain or injury to yourself or someone else: [I] Tell me where it hurts. [I] My leg hurts. [T] Stop! You’re hurting me! [T] Emilio hurt his back when he fell off a ladder. To hurt also means to cause harm or difficulty: [T] A lot of businesses are being hurt by high interest rates. [T] His lack of experience may hurt his chances of getting the job. To hurt someone can also mean to make someone upset or unhappy: [T] I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.
(Definition of hurt verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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