bruises

All Noun Verb
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  • I have bruises all along my arms, but he did not strike me. Cited from Comedy of Marriage & Other Tales, Maupassant
  • It got to the point she could not cover the bruises on her face.
  • He also injured his back & had minor bruises on his face and arm.
  • When injured it bruises blue very slowly and may hardly change color at all in some cases.
  • He had been beaten to a mass of bruises and blood all over his body.
  • He had bruises about his knees and on the left side of his face.
  • I could show you the bruises on my arms still. Cited from Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages, by Various
  • You'll have some terrible bruises all up your side, but that will be all. Cited from Sail Ho!, by George Manville Fenn
  • They both return home that night trying not to let their mother see their cuts and bruises.
  • Then you can give back the bruises which you have received, and in the very place where they were given. Cited from Lost Illusions, by Honore De Balzac [Tr.: Ellen Marriage]
  • It is also good for those who have got falls and bruises. Cited from The Works of Aristotle, the Famous Philosopher, by Anonymous
  • He had a few bruises and a little pain, but no serious injury. Cited from The Teeth of the Tiger, by Maurice Leblanc
  • There were some broken arms, three I think, and some bad bruises. Cited from More Bywords, by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The other two injured officers received bruises, and one injured his hand.
  • "Turn over, let me see if there is any evidence of bruises." Cited from Watch Yourself Go By, by Al. G. Field
  • His body was covered with red bruises, in particular on the back of the hands and around the right eye.
  • The darkness could be felt -- and it left blood and bruises behind it. Cited from The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes, by Israel Zangwill
  • I just hope that you will look at the stripes and bruises on his poor little back. Cited from The Gate of the Giant Scissors, by Annie Fellows Johnston
  • She was left with bruises to her head, arms, and back.
  • Both men and dogs suffered a great deal from falls and bruises. Cited from By Canoe and Dog-Train, by Egerton Ryerson Young
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Root form of bruises is bruise for both verb and noun.

Meaning of bruises

  • noun An injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
  • verb Injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
    I bruised my knee
  • verb Break up into small pieces for food preparation
    bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them
  • verb Damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure
    The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them