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injurynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈɪn·dʒə·ri/
physicalharm or ​damage done to a ​living thing: [C] He was ​removed from the ​game with a ​knee injury. [U] They were lucky to ​escape injury.
(Definition of injury from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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injurynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈɪn.dʒər.i/  us   /-dʒɚ-/
B2 physicalharm or ​damage to someone's ​bodycaused by an ​accident or an ​attack: a ​head/back/​knee injury Several ​trainpassengers received/​sustainedserious injuries in the ​crash. Injuries to the ​spine are ​common among these ​workers. They were ​lucky to escape (without) injury.

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(Definition of injury from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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injurynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈɪndʒəri/ (plural injuries)
physicalharm that is done to someone: a ​longperiod of injuryinjury to sb/sth The ​plaintiff had ​claimeddamages for injury to his ​health from ​exposure to asbestos dust. an injury ​claim/​case He suffered an injury to his back at ​work.
harm or ​damage that is done to a ​business or its ​reputation: The ​firmfiled a ​lawsuit against the ​site to prevent serious injury to its ​reputation.
(Definition of injury from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “injury”
in Arabic أَذَى…
in Korean 부상…
in Portuguese ferimento, lesão…
in Catalan ferida, lesió…
in Japanese けが…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤害,损伤…
in Turkish zarar, yaralanma, zedelenme…
in Russian рана, ушиб, повреждение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷害,損傷…
in Italian ferita, lesione…
in Polish obrażenia, uraz, rana…
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