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"wound" in American English

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wound

 us   /wɑʊnd/
  • wound (WIND)

past simple and past participle ofwind

woundnoun [C]

 us   /wund/
  • wound noun [C] (INJURY)

a ​hurt or ​injury to the ​body, such as a ​cut or ​tear in the ​skin or ​flesh: a ​puncture wound He had a ​deep wound in his ​arm and had ​lost a lot of ​blood.

woundverb [T]

 us   /wund/
  • wound verb [T] (HURT FEELINGS)

to ​hurt the ​feelings of someone; ​upset: He ​totallyignored her, and she was ​deeply wounded.
  • wound verb [T] (INJURE)

to ​hurt or ​injure the ​body, as with a ​cut or ​tear in the ​skin or ​flesh: Several ​people were wounded by ​fallingrocks.
(Definition of wound from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"wound" in British English

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woundnoun [C]

uk   us   /wuːnd/
  • wound noun [C] (INJURY)

B2 a ​damagedarea 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 ​upperbody.

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woundverb [T usually passive]

uk   us   /wuːnd/

woundverb

uk   us   /waʊnd/
(Definition of wound from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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