Hurt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |hɜːrt|  American pronunciation of the word hurt
Brit.  |hɜːt|  British pronunciation of the word hurt
irregular verb:  p.t. — hurt  p.p. — hurt


- any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc. (syn: harm, injury, trauma)
- psychological suffering (syn: distress, suffering)
- feelings of mental or physical pain (syn: suffering)
- a damage or loss (syn: detriment)
- the act of damaging something or someone (syn: damage, harm, scathe)
- be the source of pain (syn: ache, smart)
- give trouble or pain to
- cause emotional anguish or make miserable (syn: anguish, pain)
- cause damage or affect negatively (syn: injure)
- hurt the feelings of (syn: bruise, injure, offend, spite, wound)
- feel physical pain (syn: ache, suffer)
- feel pain or be in pain (syn: suffer)
- suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle (syn: wounded)
- damaged; used of inanimate objects or their value (syn: weakened)


Be careful with that knife or you could hurt yourself.

Ouch! You're hurting my arm!

She was badly hurt in a car accident.

My tooth still hurts me.

When I woke up this morning I hurt all over.

Their lack of interest in her work hurt her deeply.

You're only hurting yourself by holding a grudge against them.

It hurt me to see her go.

The lack of rain has hurt the corn crop.

If we lose this game it will seriously hurt our chances of making the play-offs.

Her sympathy eased the hurt he felt after his dog's death.

They felt a great hurt after their bitter divorce.

She tried to put past hurts behind her.

It hurts me to cough.

It hurts me to see her ruin her life.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: hurt
he/she/it: hurts
present participle: hurting
past tense: hurt
past participle: hurt
singular: hurt
plural: hurts
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