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To injure yourself or someone else

injure

verb

to hurt someone and cause damage to their body

harm

verb

to injure, damage, or have a bad effect on someone or something

wound

verb

if someone is wounded, they are injured by something that damages their skin or flesh, especially severely

cut

verb

to injure a part of your body with something sharp that cuts the skin

burn

verb

to injure someone or a part of your body with something hot

strain

verb

to injure yourself by twisting or stretching a muscle too much

injure

verb

to do something that damages part of your body

break

verb

if a bone in your body breaks, or if you break it, it cracks or separates into two pieces

bruise

verb

to cause a mark to appear on someone’s body by hitting or knocking it

disable

verb

to harm someone so that part of their body or brain no longer works normally

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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