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black-and-blue

[blak-uh n-bloo] /ˈblæk ənˈblu/
adjective
1.
discolored, as by bruising; exhibiting ecchymosis:
a black-and-blue mark on my knee.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for black-and-blue

black-and-blue

adjective
1.
(of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise
2.
feeling pain or soreness, as from a beating
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