Meaning of “bruise” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /bruːz/

B2 a dark area on your skin where you have been hurt:

He suffered cuts and bruises after falling off his bike.
bruise verb [ T ]

to cause someone or something to have a bruise:

[ often passive ] He was badly bruised in the accident.
bruising noun [ U ]

He suffered serious bruising in the attack.

(Definition of “bruise” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)