hurt

hurt
hurt1 [ hɜrt ] (past tense and past participle hurt) verb ***
1. ) intransitive or transitive to cause physical pain or injury:
You're hurting my arm!
These new boots hurt.
hurt yourself doing something: Don't hurt yourself exercising.
a ) to cause someone emotional pain:
I never meant to hurt your feelings.
His cold behavior hurt her deeply.
it hurts that: It really hurts that you'd believe her instead of me.
2. ) intransitive to feel pain somewhere in your body:
Fred's knees hurt after skiing all day.
a ) be hurting INFORMAL to feel emotional pain:
He wanted her to know how much he was hurting.
3. ) transitive to cause damage or problems, or harm someone's chance to succeed at something:
Oil spills hurt everyone.
The weakness of the dollar has hurt auto sales.
computer equipment that won't hurt your wallet (=cost a lot)
be hurting (for money/cash/business)
to have severe financial problems:
Farmers are really hurting.
it never hurts to do something
used for saying that something helps or cannot harm a situation:
It never hurts to ask.
it won't hurt you to do something SPOKEN
used for telling someone that they should do something:
It won't hurt you to be polite for a change.
where it hurts
in a way that causes most pain or problems:
A higher rate hits consumers where it hurts.
something will not/does not/cannot hurt SPOKEN
used for saying that something helps or cannot harm a situation:
sth will not/does not/cannot hurt that: It doesn't hurt that she's beautiful.
One more drink won't hurt.
someone wouldn't hurt a fly
someone who is very gentle
hurt
hurt 2 [ hɜrt ] adjective
1. ) injured or feeling physical pain:
A child could get hurt, climbing that thing.
hurt by/in something: Two young men were badly hurt in the accident.
Several people were hurt by flying glass.
2. ) feeling emotional pain, usually because of someone's behavior:
She left feeling angry and deeply hurt.
hurt by: Andy was terribly hurt by his first marriage.
hurt
hurt 3 [ hɜrt ] noun count or uncount
a feeling of emotional pain caused by someone's behavior:
A mother tries to protect her child from hurt.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Hurt — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Benno Hurt (* 1941), deutscher Schriftsteller, Fotograf und Jurist Jakob Hurt (1839−1907), estnischer Folklorist, Theologe und Sprachwissenschaftler John Hurt (* 1940), britischer Schauspieler Leopold Hurt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hurt — hurt·able; hurt·ful; hurt·less; un·hurt; hurt; hurt·ing; hurt·ful·ly; hurt·ful·ness; hurt·less·ly; hurt·less·ness; hurt·ling·ly; …   English syllables

  • Hurt — Hurt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hurt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hurting}.] [OE. hurten, hirten, horten, herten; prob. fr. OF. hurter, heurter, to knock, thrust, strike, F. heurter; cf. W. hyrddu to push, drive, assault, hwrdd a stroke, blow, push; also, a ram …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hurt — Hurt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hurt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hurting}.] [OE. hurten, hirten, horten, herten; prob. fr. OF. hurter, heurter, to knock, thrust, strike, F. heurter; cf. W. hyrddu to push, drive, assault, hwrdd a stroke, blow, push; also, a ram …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hurt — [hʉrt] vt. hurt, hurting [ME hurten, to knock, hurt < OFr hurter, to push, thrust, hit, prob. < Frank * hurt, a thrust, blow (as by a ram); akin to ON hrūtr, a ram] 1. to cause physical pain or injury to; wound 2. to harm or damage in some… …   English World dictionary

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  • Hurt, VA — U.S. town in Virginia Population (2000): 1276 Housing Units (2000): 592 Land area (2000): 2.619250 sq. miles (6.783827 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.619250 sq. miles (6.783827 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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