Definition of injure
injuringplay \ˈinj-riŋ, ˈin-jə-\
injurerplay \ˈin-jər-ər\ noun
Examples of injure in a Sentence
She fell and injured herself.
She fell and slightly injured her arm.
Several people were badly injured in the accident.
Recent Examples of injure from the Web
The man then turned his anger on those who tried to help, fatally stabbing Best and Meche and injuring Fletcher.
Gibson said putting animals down is a last resort — done primarily only to animals that are sick, injured or aggressive and not conducive to adoption.
A spokesman for the Philippine Red Cross told the Manila Times that at least 25 people were injured and have been taken to various hospitals.
A man suspected of drunken driving faces multiple charges after a police pursuit in West Virginia ended in an accident that killed one officer and injured three others.
Melson was convicted in Etowah County for fatally shooting three people, and injuring another, at a Gadsden Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits restaurant in April 1994.
CAUSE FOR CONCERN Dustin Pedroia is heading back to Boston to get tests after the second baseman injured his left wrist stopping a fall on a close play.
The terrorist attack at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert last week left dozens of people injured, and among them was a heroic 15-year-old named Millie.
The raid led to street clashes between Buddhists and Muslims, a rarity in Yangon, and left at least one person injured.
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Origin and Etymology of injure
Middle English enjuren, from Anglo-French *enjurer, from Late Latin injuriare, from Latin injuria injury
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of injure
INJURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of injure for English Language Learners
: to harm or damage (someone or something)
INJURE Defined for Kids
Definition of injure for Students
: to cause pain or harm to Two people were injured in the accident. The criticism injured my pride.
Legal Definition of injure
1 : to interfere with or violate the legally protected interests of: as a : to harm the physical, emotional, or mental well-being of b : to cause (another) to suffer from damage to, deprivation of, or interference with property or a property interest c : to violate the constitutionally or otherwise legally protected rights of
2 : to mar or impair the soundness or appearance of (as a building) : deface
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