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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A discolored area of the body following an injury.

Usage examples (34)
  • Katie had a bruise on her knee after she fell off her bicycle.
  • bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them
  • The entire bruise is the size of a tea cup saucer; the outer part is turning brown already.
  • First, mediagenic skier Lindsey Vonn suggested a shin bruise would keep her from competing. for more
Tutoring comment
  • He "brews" (makes tea) good tea, even with the painful bruise (discolored injury) on his hand.
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