English definition of “hurt”
/hɜːt/ verb (past tense and past participle hurt)
CAUSE PAIN [T] › to cause someone pain or to injure them: Simon hurt his knee playing football. [often reflexive] She hurt herself when she slipped on an icy step.
BE PAINFUL [I] › If a part of your body hurts, it is painful: My eyes really hurt. Where does it hurt ? [+ to do sth] It hurts to walk on it.
UPSET [I, T] › to cause emotional pain to someone: Her comments about my work really hurt.
AFFECT [T] › to have a harmful effect on something: His chances of re-election were hurt by allegations of corruption.
it won't/wouldn't hurt (sb) to do sth informal › used to say that someone should do something: It wouldn't hurt to get there a bit earlier than usual. → See also wouldn't hurt a fly