Definition of put the/a hurt onUS, informal
- If we adopt a more aggressive strategy, we can really put the hurt on our competitors.
: to place in a specified position or relationship : lay
: to move in a specified direction
: to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust
: a throw made with an overhand pushing motion
: an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d
: being in place : fixed, set
: to inflict with physical pain : wound
: to do substantial or material harm to : damage
: to cause emotional pain or anguish to : offend
: a cause of injury or damage : blow
: a bodily injury or wound
: mental or emotional distress or anguish : suffering
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