Adjective "Hurt" Definition and Examples




    1. to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident.

    2. to cause bodily pain to or in: The wound still hurts him.

    3. to damage or decrease the efficiency of (a material object) by striking, rough use, improper care, etc.: Moths can't hurt this suit because it's mothproof. Dirty oil can hurt a car's engine.

    4. to affect adversely; harm: to hurt one's reputation; It wouldn't hurt the lawn if you watered it more often.


    "duchesses can be hurt by stories."

    "stocks can be hurt by sales."

    "scores can be hurt at demonstrations."

    "places can be hurt in clashes."

    "people can be hurt to responses."

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