hurt for

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hurt for

US, informal
1 :to lack (something needed)
  • Those children are hurting for attention.
  • The company is hurting for money right now.
2 :to have sympathy or pity for (someone)
  • I hurt for those poor people.

Word by Word Definitions

hurt play
  1. : to inflict with physical pain : wound

  2. : to do substantial or material harm to : damage

  3. : to cause emotional pain or anguish to : offend

  1. : a cause of injury or damage : blow

  2. : a bodily injury or wound

  3. : mental or emotional distress or anguish : suffering


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