hurter

hurt

[hurt]
verb (used with object), hurt, hurting.
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.
5.
to cause mental pain to; offend or grieve: She hurt his feelings by not asking him to the party.
verb (used without object), hurt, hurting.
6.
to feel or suffer bodily or mental pain or distress: My back still hurts.
7.
to cause bodily or mental pain or distress: The blow to his pride hurt most.
8.
to cause injury, damage, or harm.
9.
to suffer want or need.
noun
10.
a blow that inflicts a wound; bodily injury or the cause of such injury.
11.
injury, damage, or harm.
12.
the cause of mental pain or offense, as an insult.
13.
Heraldry. a rounded azure.
adjective
14.
physically injured: The hurt child was taken to the hospital.
15.
offended; unfavorably affected: hurt pride.
16.
suggesting that one has been offended or is suffering in mind: Take that hurt look off your face!
17.
damaged: hurt merchandise.

Origin:
1150–1200; (v.) Middle English hurten, hirten, herten to injure, damage, stumble, knock together, apparently < Old French hurter to knock (against), oppose (compare French heurter, orig. dial.), probably a verbal derivative of Frankish *hûrt ram, cognate with Old Norse hrūtr; (noun) Middle English < Old French, derivative of the v.

hurtable, adjective
hurter, noun
unhurt, adjective
unhurting, adjective


3. mar, impair. 5. afflict, wound. 6. ache. 10. See injury. 12. cut, slight.
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hurt1 (hɜːt)
 
vb , hurts, hurting, hurt
1.  to cause physical pain to (someone or something)
2.  to cause emotional pain or distress to (someone)
3.  to produce a painful sensation in (someone): the bruise hurts
4.  informal (intr) to feel pain
 
n
5.  physical, moral, or mental pain or suffering
6.  a wound, cut, or sore
7.  damage or injury; harm
 
adj
8.  injured or pained physically or emotionally: a hurt knee; a hurt look
 
[C12 hurten to hit, from Old French hurter to knock against, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse hrūtr ram, Middle High German hurt a collision]
 
'hurter1
 
n

hurt or whort2 (hɜːt, hwɜːt)
 
n
dialect (Southern English) another name for whortleberry
 
whort or whort2
 
n

hurter (ˈhɜːtə)
 
n
an object or part that gives protection, such as a concrete block that protects a building from traffic or the shoulder of an axle against which the hub strikes
 
[C14 hurtour, from Old French hurtoir something that knocks or strikes, from hurter to hurt1]

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hurt
c.1200, from O.Fr. hurter "to ram, strike, collide," perhaps from Frank. *hurt (cf. M.H.G. hurten "run at, collide," O.N. hrutr "ram"). Sense of "injury" is purely an Eng. development. Sense of "knock" died out 17c., but cf. hurtle.
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