injure Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"injure" in British English

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injureverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪn.dʒər/  us   /-dʒɚ/
B1 to ​hurt or ​causephysicalharm to a ​person or ​animal: A ​bombexploded 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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(Definition of injure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"injure" in American English

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injureverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪn·dʒər/
to ​hurt a ​livingcreature, esp. to ​causephysicalharm to someone: The ​buscareened out of ​control, injuring several ​people.
(Definition of injure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"injure" in Business English

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injureverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪndʒər/
to ​harm someone or yourself: Part of the roof ​collapsed, seriously injuring six ​employees.be badly/critically/seriously injured The ​insurancepays out if you have been seriously injured at ​work.
to do ​damage to a ​business or its ​reputation: The ​marketleaderclaims it has been injured by ​falseadvertising.
(Definition of injure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “injure”
in Korean 다치다…
in Arabic يُؤْذي…
in Malaysian melukai…
in French blesser, nuire (à)…
in Russian повреждать, ушибать(ся)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷害,損害…
in Italian ferire, ferirsi, far male a…
in Turkish yaralamak, incitmek…
in Polish zranić, skaleczyć…
in Spanish herir, lastimar, hacer daño…
in Vietnamese gây thương tích…
in Portuguese ferir, machucar…
in Thai ทำร้าย…
in German verletzen…
in Catalan ferir, lesionar…
in Japanese ~にけがをさせる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤害,损害…
in Indonesian melukai…
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