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noun     bruising pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    [uncountable] an area of bruises on your body

    He suffered bruising to his face.

  2. 2
    [singular] damage to someone’s reputation or confidence

    He took a bruising in the televised debate.

    The team gave the champions an unexpected bruising (=defeated them easily).

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