put the/a hurt on

Definition of put the/a hurt on

US, informal

  1. :  to injure or damage (someone or something) If we adopt a more aggressive strategy, we can really put the hurt on our competitors.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

hurtplay
  1. :  to inflict with physical pain :  wound

    :  to do substantial or material harm to :  damage

    :  to cause emotional pain or anguish to :  offend

  1. :  a cause of injury or damage :  blow

    :  a bodily injury or wound

    :  mental or emotional distress or anguish :  suffering


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