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Meaning of “black and blue” in the English Dictionary

"black and blue" in British English

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black and blue

with ​darkmarks on ​yourskincaused by being ​hit or having an ​accident: His ​arm was black and ​blue.
(Definition of black and blue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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black-and-blueadjective

 /ˈblæk·ənˈblu/
(of ​skin) have ​darkmarks as a ​result of ​injury: The ​fallleft her ​leg all black-and-blue.
(Definition of black-and-blue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “black and blue”
in Chinese (Simplified) 青肿的,瘀血的…
in Turkish yara bere, çürük içinde, yüzü gözü mosmor…
in Russian в синяках…
in Chinese (Traditional) 瘀腫的,瘀血的…
in Polish posiniaczony…
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