Part of speech: verb

To batter; dent; inflict a bruise or bruises; contuse; crush.

Part of speech: noun

A surface injury caused by violent contact; contusion.

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Usage examples "bruise":

  1. They laughed it off, with the rest, but after a while the girl began to cry; she had received a painful bruise. - "April Hopes", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
  2. You look pale, and there is a bruise on your forehead." - "The Coming of the King", James Hocking.
  3. She let herself be undressed; she was not even moved to much self- pity when the lady discovered the cruel bruise on her delicate knee, and kissed it, and dressed it with a healing salve. - "The Portion of Labor", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.