hurt for

phrasal verb

hurt for; hurting for; hurts 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.

Examples of hurt for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, hurting for cash and with its founder Angle out, the money men are coming in. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, The Verge, 31 Jan. 2024 And while Joe Lacob and the Warriors’ ownership group isn’t hurting for cash, paying $5 on every taxable dollar is untenable business. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 This moment hurts for us, too, but no one deserves to endure all this, Puff. Tiffany Red, Rolling Stone, 7 Dec. 2023 As the legal battles drag on, Giuliani is increasingly hurting for cash. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 23 Aug. 2023 Those lines are sometimes miles long and, and food banks are really hurting for resources. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 18 July 2023 My heart just hurts for that family, for that wonderful mother and sister. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 25 June 2023 Sheriff Grady Judd said the department’s hearts hurt for the loss, offering his thoughts and prayers to the boy’s family. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 19 June 2023 See More

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“Hurt for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hurt%20for. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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