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bruisenoun [C]

 us   /bruz/
a ​place on a person’s ​skin that is ​darker from ​bleeding under the ​skin, usually from an ​injury: My little ​boyfell off his ​bike and has a ​bad bruise on his ​shoulder.

bruiseverb [T]

 us   /bruz/
to ​develop a bruise or to ​cause someone or something to have a bruise: He ​crashed into a ​table and bruised his ​shin.
(Definition of bruise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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bruisenoun [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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bruiseverb [I or T]

uk   us   /bruːz/
to ​develop a bruise or to ​cause someone or something to have a bruise: How did you bruise ​yourarm? Bananas and other ​softfruits bruise ​easily.
(Definition of bruise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bruise”
in Korean 멍…
in Arabic رَضّة, كَدَمة…
in Malaysian lebam…
in French bleu, meurtrissure…
in Russian синяк…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碰傷,瘀傷…
in Italian livido, contusione…
in Turkish yara, bere, çürük…
in Polish siniak…
in Spanish morado, magulladura…
in Vietnamese vết thâm tím…
in Portuguese contusão…
in Thai แผลฟกช้ำ…
in German die Quetschung, blauer Fleck…
in Catalan blau…
in Japanese あざ, 打撲傷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 碰伤,瘀伤…
in Indonesian memar…
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