\ˈbrüzd \

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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After winning the Preakness with a bruised foot, Justify now faces the Belmont, the longest track of the Triple Crown at 1½ miles. Nick Talbot, San Antonio Express-News, "Writer’s Roundtable: Who should Longhorns play? Alabama or Texas A&M?," 26 May 2018 Justify looked every bit of 100 percent after a bruised heel in the Derby caused quite the firestorm. Stephen Whyno, Houston Chronicle, "Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive," 19 May 2018 Tocci has been on the DL since April 22 with a bruised left hip. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Yikes! Adrian Beltre could be headed back to DL | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 May 2018 Police are investigating the death of a man whose bruised body was found in the Gulfton area on Wednesday. Alex Park, Houston Chronicle, "Man found dead on Gulfton sidewalk," 5 July 2018 In that case, Harlan ended up in the hospital with bruised eyes. Indianapolis Star, "Anderson mom charged in toddler's death," 19 Apr. 2018 That stance quickly unraveled after news outlets published a photo of one of the accusers with a bruised eye. David Nakamura, Washington Post, "‘I don’t envy them’: Hope Hicks and other White House women struggle to defend Trump in the #MeToo era," 2 Mar. 2018 Starter Max Stassi descended into the clubhouse for X-rays on a bruised right hand. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros hang on to beat Rangers in series opener," 3 July 2018 The widening fissures in America’s Pacific and Atlantic alliances, experts said, carry implications that go beyond bruised feelings or potential trade wars. Mark Landler, New York Times, "For Trump, Power and Values Matter Less Than Dollars and Cents," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of bruised

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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