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
Hospital officials have said Scalise, 51, would need multiple operations and many weeks to recover after a single bullet tore through his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding.
Authorities said Lloyd Jackson, 21, also attempted to disarm an officer of his gun and kicked a New Orleans EMS worker after injuring a 3-year-old girl.
An 18-year-old man was killed and three others were injured in a shooting on the Fourth of July in Gary, according to police.
A day earlier, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a camp for displaced people west of Baghdad, killing 14 and injuring 13.
An article on Monday about two military veterans who recently received robotic arms transposed how the men were injured.
No one was injured and the fire was contained to the garage and a neighboring fence, sparing the home on the property, officials at the scene said.
Chris Bosh, who missed nine consecutive games after injuring an abdominal muscle in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, announced his full return to health with an emphatic 19 points.
ArkansasMatters.com reported earlier Monday that three of McFadden’s relatives—23-year-old Marvell Harris, 35-year-old Wallace Muhammad, and 16-year-old Marquette Muhammad—were among those 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 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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