hurt

[hurt] /hɜrt/
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.
Related forms
hurtable, adjective
hurter, noun
unhurt, adjective
unhurting, adjective
Synonyms
3. mar, impair. 5. afflict, wound. 6. ache. 10. See injury. 12. cut, slight.
British Dictionary definitions for un hurt
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

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Word Origin and History for un hurt
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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Slang related to un hurt

hurt

adjective

Ugly; ill-favored; piss-ugly : I never saw anyone as hurt as her boyfriend (1980s+ Teenagers)


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