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bruisenoun [C]

uk   /bruːz/ us   /bruːz/
B2 an injury or mark where the skin has not been broken but is darker in colour, often as a result of being hit by something: His arms and back were covered in bruises. She had a few cuts and bruises but nothing serious. One or two of the peaches had bruises on them.

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bruiseverb [I or T]

uk   /bruːz/ us   /bruːz/
to develop a bruise or to cause someone or something to have a bruise: How did you bruise your arm? Bananas and other soft fruits bruise easily.
(Definition of bruise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bruisenoun [C]

us   /bruz/
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.

bruiseverb [T]

us   /bruz/
to develop a bruise or to cause someone or something to have a bruise: He crashed into a table and bruised his shin.
(Definition of bruise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bruise”
in Korean 멍…
in Arabic رَضّة, كَدَمة…
in Malaysian lebam…
in French bleu, meurtrissure…
in Russian синяк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碰傷,瘀傷…
in Italian livido, contusione…
in Turkish yara, bere, çürük…
in Polish siniak…
in Spanish moratón, morado, magulladura…
in Vietnamese vết thâm tím…
in Portuguese contusão…
in Thai แผลฟกช้ำ…
in German die Quetschung, blauer Fleck…
in Catalan blau…
in Japanese あざ, 打撲傷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碰伤,瘀伤…
in Indonesian memar…
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