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injure

verb [T] uk   /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.
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in Arabic يُؤْذي…
in Korean 다치다…
in Malaysian melukai…
in French blesser, nuire (à)…
in Turkish yaralamak, incitmek…
in Italian ferire, ferirsi, far male a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷害,損害…
in Russian повреждать, ушибать(ся)…
in Polish zranić, skaleczyć…
in Vietnamese gây thương tích…
in Spanish herir, lastimar, hacer daño…
in Portuguese ferir, machucar…
in Thai ทำร้าย…
in German verletzen…
in Catalan ferir, lesionar…
in Japanese ~にけがをさせる…
in Indonesian melukai…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤害,损害…
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