bruisenoun [ C ]uk /bruːz/ us /bruːz/
One or two of the peaches had bruises on them.
- She's got a nasty bruise on her shin from when he kicked her.
- I've got a big purple bruise where I hit my leg against the corner of the table.
- He wasn't seriously injured - he just got a few cuts and bruises.
- Her legs were covered in scratches and bruises after her walk through the forest.
- The ride around the bay was wonderful - but it was weeks before my bruises went away!