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bruise

noun [C] uk   us   /bruːz/
B2 an injury or mark where the skin has not been broken but is darker in colour, often as a result of being hit by something: His arms and back were covered in bruises. She had a few cuts and bruises but nothing serious. One or two of the peaches had bruises on them.
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bruise

verb [I or T] uk   us   /bruːz/
to develop a bruise or to cause someone or something to have a bruise: How did you bruise your arm? Bananas and other soft fruits bruise easily.
Translations of “bruise”
in Arabic رَضّة, كَدَمة…
in Korean 멍…
in Malaysian lebam…
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 Vietnamese vết thâm tím…
in Spanish morado, magulladura…
in Portuguese contusão…
in Thai แผลฟกช้ำ…
in German die Quetschung, blauer Fleck…
in Catalan blau…
in Japanese あざ, 打撲傷…
in Indonesian memar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碰伤,瘀伤…
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