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wound

noun [C] uk   us   /wuːnd/

wound noun [C] (INJURY)

B2 a damaged area of the body, such as a cut or hole in the skin or flesh made by a weapon: a gunshot wound a chest/leg wound a flesh wound (= one that is not deep) He died from multiple stab wounds to the neck and upper body.
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wound noun [C] (UPSET)

a problem or great unhappiness: She refuses to talk about the incident, saying it would only reopen old wounds (= make her remember unhappy past experiences).

wound

verb [T usually passive] uk   us   /wuːnd/

wound verb [T usually passive] (INJURE)

B2 to damage an area of the body, especially by making a cut or hole in the skin: Flying glass wounded her in the face and neck. The police chief was badly wounded in the explosion.
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wound verb [T usually passive] (UPSET)

to make someone feel upset: He was deeply wounded by her fierce criticism.
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