Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “injure”

injure

verb [T]     /ˈɪn.dʒər/ US  /-dʒɚ/
B1 to hurt or cause physical harm to a person or animal: A bomb exploded at the embassy, injuring several people. She fell and injured her shoulder. He was badly injured in the crash. He claimed that working too hard was injuring his health.Injuring and injuries
(Definition of injure verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of injure

Definitions of “injure” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More