reopen old wounds

Definition of reopen old wounds

  1. :  to cause people to think of things from the past that make them sad, angry, etc. Telling that story will only reopen old wounds.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to open again

    :  to take up again :  resume

    :  to resume discussion or consideration of

  1. :  dating from the remote past :  ancient

    :  persisting from an earlier time

    :  of long standing

woundplay wounds
  1. :  an injury to the body (as from violence, accident, or surgery) that typically involves laceration or breaking of a membrane (such as the skin) and usually damage to underlying tissues

    :  a cut or breach in a plant usually due to an external agent

    :  a mental or emotional hurt or blow

  1. :  to cause a wound to or in

    :  to inflict a wound

  1. : past tense and past participle ofwind

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to cast off or become cast off

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