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To feel or cause physical pain and suffering - thesaurus

Synonyms

suffer

verb

to feel pain in your body or your mind

hurt

verb

to feel pain somewhere in your body

hurt

verb

to cause physical pain or injury

ache

verb

if part of your body aches, you feel a continuous pain there that is unpleasant, but not very strong

trouble

verb

if a part of your body is troubling you, it is not working as it should and is causing you pain

pound

verb

if your head pounds, you have a pain in it that feels like someone is hitting it continuously

torment

verb

to make someone suffer severe physical or mental pain, often deliberately

stifle

verb

to stop someone from breathing

bother

verb

to cause someone physical pain

kill

verb

informal if part of your body is killing you, it is causing you a lot of pain

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act up

if a part of your body or a piece of equipment acts up, it starts to become painful or to develop problems

burn

verb

to produce an unpleasant stinging feeling on your skin

burn

verb

if alcohol or spicy food burns, it produces an unpleasant stinging feeling in your mouth and throat

chafe

verb

to rub the skin on a part of your body and make it sore

cripple

verb

informal to make a part of someone’s body very painful, especially when they walk

itch

verb

if your skin itches, you have an unpleasant feeling that makes you want to scratch it (=rub your skin with your nails)

itch

verb

if a piece of clothing itches, it gives you an unpleasant feeling that makes you want to scratch your skin

pain

verb

formal to make someone feel physical pain

pinch

verb

if shoes or clothes pinch, they hurt you because they fit too tightly

play up

to cause difficulties or pain for someone

prick

verb

to experience a sharp stinging feeling, or to cause this feeling on someone’s skin or eyes

prickle

verb

to feel something sharp and uncomfortable on your skin or to cause this feeling

rack

verb

to make someone or something suffer from pain or unpleasant feelings

scorch

verb

if extreme heat scorches you, it is so hot that it is painful

skin

verb

to hurt a part of your body by falling onto a rough surface in a way that causes some skin to be removed

smart

verb

to hurt with a sudden sharp pain

squash

verb

to hurt someone by pressing or pushing them hard

sting

verb

to have or cause a sudden pain or uncomfortable feeling

strike

verb

formal to hurt a part of your body by accidentally knocking it against an object

throb

verb

if a painful part of your body throbs, the pain comes and goes again and again in a regular pattern

thump

verb

if your head is thumping, you have a painful headache

tingle

verb

if a part of your body tingles, it stings slightly, for example because it is very cold or very hot

trample something/someone underfoot

to hurt or crush something or someone by walking on them

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