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verb bruise pronunciation in American English /bruz/
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present tense
present participlebruising
past tensebruised
past participlebruised

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    [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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 bruise pronunciation in American English /bruzd/ adjective
a bruised arm
a bruised ego


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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