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bruise

noun [C]
 
 
/bruːz/
B2 a dark area on your skin where you have been hurt: He suffered cuts and bruises after falling off his bike.Skin complaints and blemishes
bruise verb [T] to cause someone or something to have a bruise: [often passive] He was badly bruised in the accident.Skin complaints and blemishes bruising noun [U] He suffered serious bruising in the attack.
Translations of “bruise”
in Korean 멍…
in Arabic رَضّة, كَدَمة…
in French bleu, meurtrissure…
in Turkish yara, bere, çürük…
in Italian livido, contusione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碰傷,瘀傷…
in Russian синяк…
in Polish siniak…
in Spanish morado, magulladura…
in Portuguese contusão…
in German die Quetschung, blauer Fleck…
in Catalan blau…
in Japanese あざ, 打撲傷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碰伤,瘀伤…
(Definition of bruise from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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