\ ˈbrüzd How to pronounce bruised (audio) \

Definition of bruised

: having a bruise or many bruises a badly bruised fighter a bruised apple : damaged or wounded by or as if by being struck a bruised ego

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In those four minutes the bruised boatmen collect 19 of the fish. Richard Adams Carey, WSJ, "‘Overrun’ Review: Too Many Fish to Fry," 12 May 2019 Baumann missed the first half of the season after sustaining a bruised shoulder in a bicycle accident. Dennis Lin,, "Padres place Aybar on DL, activate Baumann," 22 July 2017 Reserve forward Marcus Morris also returned for Boston after sitting out two games because of a bruised left hip but the Celtics suffered their second-worst defeat of the season. USA TODAY, "Lowry scores 23 points as Raptors rout Celtics 111-91," 6 Feb. 2018 Amazingly, the only injury Jacob sustained was a bruised nose. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "Cat survives being stuck in car grille for 9 days," 6 Aug. 2018 Nordmann supervised training and ensured Patterson allowed a bruised heel to mend in March. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Plymouth high jumper Nate Patterson: First, Indiana; next, the world," 14 June 2018 The trip sent South Korean astronaut Yi So-yeon to the hospital with injuries to her neck muscles and a bruised spinal column. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Ballistic Reentry: How Astronauts Survive a Failed Launch," 11 Oct. 2018 Lance Armstrong posted a photo on social media Wednesday of his bruised and battered face, the injuries sustained after wrecking his bike on a Colorado cycling trail during the weekend. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Lance Armstrong bloodied and battered after fall while cycling Colorado trail," 9 Aug. 2018 The most recognizable survivor may be singer Rihanna, who became a poster child for domestic abuse after Brown assaulted her the night before the 2009 Grammys, and a photo of her bruised face was leaked to TMZ. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, "The #MeToo survivors we forgot," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bruised

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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to mark by some ceremony or observation

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