hurt1 W3S2 [hə:t US hə:rt] v past tense and past participle hurt
1¦(injure somebody)¦
2¦(feel pain)¦
3¦(cause pain)¦
4¦(insult somebody)¦
5¦(bad effect)¦
6 be hurting
7 something won't/doesn't hurt
[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: hurter 'to crash violently into']
to injure yourself or someone else
Was anyone hurt in the accident?
Put that thing down - you might hurt someone with it.
hurt your arm/leg/nose etc
He hurt his knee playing football.
hurt yourself
Be careful you don't fall and hurt yourself.
see usage notedamage2
2.) ¦(FEEL PAIN)¦
to feel pain in part of your body
My back hurts.
Where does it hurt?
It hurts when I try to move my leg.
hurt like hell [i]informal (=hurt very much)
My shoulder hurts like hell.
3.) ¦(CAUSE PAIN)¦ [T]
to cause pain in a part of your body
The sun's hurting my eyes.
4.) ¦(INSULT SOMEBODY)¦ [I and T]
to make someone feel very upset, unhappy, sad etc
I didn't mean to hurt your feelings .
it hurts (sb) to do sth
What really hurts is that he never even said goodbye.
It hurt me to think that you hated me.
The last thing I want to do is to hurt you.
5.) ¦(BAD EFFECT)¦ [T]
to have a bad effect on someone or something, especially by making them less successful or powerful
Foreign competition has hurt the company's position in the market.
6.) be hurtingAmE
a) informal to feel very upset or unhappy about something
Martha's going through a divorce and really hurting right now.
b) if a group, organization etc is hurting, they do not have something important that they need
be hurting for
The team is hurting for quarterbacks.
7.) sth won't/doesn't hurt
spoken said when you think someone should do something or that something is a good idea
The house looks pretty good, but a fresh paint job wouldn't hurt either.
it won't/doesn't hurt (sb) to do sth
It won't hurt Julia to get up early for a change.
hurt 2
hurt2 adj
1.) [not usually before noun]
suffering pain or injury
= ↑injured
badly/seriously hurt
Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.
Sometimes players get hurt in training.
2.) very upset or unhappy because someone has said or done something unkind, dishonest, or unfair
Rachel felt hurt and betrayed.
He's no good for you, Jenny. You'll only get hurt again.
his hurt pride
She wore a hurt expression on her face.
very/deeply hurt
Alice was deeply hurt that she hadn't been invited.
hurt 3
hurt3 n [U and C]
a feeling of great unhappiness because someone, especially someone you trust, has treated you badly or unfairly
She saw the hurt in his eyes.
all the hurts and wrongs of the past
All her anger and hurt melted away.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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