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The Definition of - hurt (verb)

    verb (used with object), hurt, hurting.
    to cause bodily injury to; injure:
    He was badly hurt in the accident.
    to cause bodily pain to or in:
    The wound still hurts him.
    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.
    to affect adversely; harm:
    to hurt one's reputation; It wouldn't hurt the lawn if you watered it more often.
    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.
    to feel or suffer bodily or mental pain or distress:
    My back still hurts.
    to cause bodily or mental pain or distress:
    The blow to his pride hurt most.
    to cause injury, damage, or harm.
    to suffer want or need.
    a blow that inflicts a wound; bodily injury or the cause of such injury.
    injury, damage, or harm.
    the cause of mental pain or offense, as an insult.
    Heraldry. a rounded azure.
    physically injured:
    The hurt child was taken to the hospital.
    offended; unfavorably affected:
    hurt pride.
    suggesting that one has been offended or is suffering in mind:
    Take that hurt look off your face!
    hurt merchandise.

Word Example of - hurt

    Example Sentences for hurt

    I was so disappointed and hurt and heartsick, and he kissed me and soothed me.

    "Well, I don't know that it will hurt America in the long run," said Pen.

    I bought a lot, thinking some one might get hurt at the ball game.

    The priest whose flattery be-dropt the Crown, How hurt he you?

    Phil could not seem to hurt them; he merely knocked them away.

    Salt water does not hurt it in the least, and few of the acids affect it.

    This discovery of his illiteracy shocked and hurt her inexpressibly.

    It is desired to hurt a foe while those who serve it run no risk.

    Though sin can do God no hurt, it can do you hurt, and it can do him wrong.

    The bad Indians have come; they are trying to get into the house so as to hurt us.

Word Origin & History of - hurt

    Word Origin & History

    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.