Meaning of “injury” in the English Dictionary

"injury" in British English

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injurynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈɪn.dʒər.i/ us /ˈɪn.dʒər.i/

B2 physical harm or damage to someone's body caused by an accident or an attack:

a head/back/knee injury
Several train passengers received/sustained serious injuries in the crash.
Injuries to the spine are common among these workers.
They were lucky to escape (without) injury.

More examples

  • The team captain was forced to withdraw from the match due to injury.
  • There's a chance of injury in almost any sport.
  • He suffered awful injuries in the crash.
  • He was rushed to hospital but died from his injuries.
  • Three minutes into the match, Jackson limped off the pitch with a serious ankle injury.

(Definition of “injury” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"injury" in American English

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injurynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈɪn·dʒə·ri/

physical harm or damage done to a living thing:

[ C ] He was removed from the game with a knee injury.
[ U ] They were lucky to escape injury.

(Definition of “injury” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"injury" in Business English

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injurynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈɪndʒəri/ us plural injuries

physical harm that is done to someone:

a long period of injury
injury to sb/sth The plaintiff had claimed damages for injury to his health from exposure to asbestos dust.
an injury claim/case
He suffered an injury to his back at work.

harm or damage that is done to a business or its reputation:

The firm filed a lawsuit against the site to prevent serious injury to its reputation.

(Definition of “injury” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)