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[n] the act of damaging something or someone
[n] a damage or loss
[n] feelings of mental or physical pain
[n] psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
[n] any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
[adj] used of inanimate objects or their value
[adj] suffering from emotional injury; "a bruised ego"; "to salve her wounded feelings"; "an air of hurt innocence"; "a tone of hurt surprise"
[adj] suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle; "nursing his wounded arm"; "ambulances...for the hurt men and women"
[v] give trouble or pain to; "This exercise will hurt your back"
[v] feel pain or be in pain
[v] cause damage or affect negatively; "Our business was hurt by the new competition"
[v] cause anguish or make miserable
[v] hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
[v] feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
[v] be the source of pain


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Misc. Definitions

\Hurt\, n. (Mach.) (a) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions. (b) A husk. See {Husk},
\Hurt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hurt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hurting}.] [OE. hurten, hirten, horten, herten; prob. fr. OF. hurter, heurter, to knock, thrust, strike, F. heurter; cf. W. hyrddu to push, drive, assault, hwrdd a stroke, blow, push; also, a ram, the orig. sense of the verb thus perhaps being, to butt as a ram; cf. D. horten to push, strike, MHG. hurten, both prob. fr. Old French.]
1. To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully. The hurt lion groans within his den. --Dryden.
2. To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm. Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt. --Milton.
3. To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve. ``I am angry and hurt.'' --Thackeray.

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