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verb bruise pronunciation in British English /bruːz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybruise
he/she/itbruises
present participlebruising
past tensebruised
past participlebruised

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to cause a mark to appear on someones body by hitting or knocking it
    She bruised her leg quite badly when she fell.
  2. 3
    [transitive] [usually passive] to harm someones reputation or confidence
    A spokesperson said the star had been bruised by the unfair reports in the press last week.

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bruised

 bruise pronunciation in British English /bruːzd/ adjective
a bruised arm
a bruised ego
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