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
However, long-term injured duo Conor Wickham and Papa Souare are not among the contingent.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating a crash on Highway 45 near the Alabama and Mississippi state line that left a man critically injured on Tuesday (July 18) evening.
In the end, only the threat of cannon fire managed to disperse the crowds, and when the chaos cleared, 18 lay dead and dozens more injured, many of them bystanders.
Correa originally injured the thumb sliding headfirst into home plate on July 4 in Atlanta.
All together, 1,141 civilians were killed and 2,348 injured by anti-government forces in Afghanistan, marking a 12 percent increase since 2016.
Two patients allegedly were injured when their wheelchairs weren’t secured in a van.
The woman, 63, was not seriously injured during the confrontation.
Twenty-two people, including many child fans of the pop singer, were killed and more were injured in the blasts.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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