hurt

Definitions

  • I Won't Hurt the Little Runt 145
    I Won't Hurt the Little Runt 145
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hurt damaged inanimate objects or their value
    • adj hurt suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle "nursing his wounded arm","ambulances...for the hurt men and women"
    • v hurt give trouble or pain to "This exercise will hurt your back"
    • v hurt feel pain or be in pain
    • v hurt cause damage or affect negatively "Our business was hurt by the new competition"
    • v hurt cause emotional anguish or make miserable "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
    • v hurt hurt the feelings of "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests","This remark really bruised my ego"
    • v hurt feel physical pain "Were you hurting after the accident?"
    • v hurt be the source of pain
    • n hurt the act of damaging something or someone
    • n hurt a damage or loss
    • n hurt feelings of mental or physical pain
    • n hurt psychological suffering "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
    • n hurt any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

How it hurts to lose How it hurts to lose
"Oh, don't hurt me!" cried Tom. "I only want to look at you; you are so handsome" "Oh, don't hurt me!" cried Tom. "I only want to look at you; you are so handsome"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Two objects have struck the earth with enough force to destroy a whole city. Each object, one in 1908 and again in 1947, struck regions of Siberia. Not one human being was hurt either time
    • n Hurt (Mach) A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.
    • Hurt To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully. "The hurt lion groans within his den."
    • Hurt To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm. "Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt ."
    • Hurt To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve. "I am angry and hurt ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Charles de Gaulle's final words were, "It hurts."
    • hurt To knock, hit, or dash against, so as to wound or pain; inflict suffering upon. To injure physically; give physical pain to; wound.
    • hurt To give mental pain to; wound or injure in mind or feelings; grieve; distress.
    • hurt In general, to do harm or mischief to; affect injuriously; endamage.
    • hurt To cause injury, harm, or pain of any kind, mental or physical.
    • hurt To rush with violence.
    • n hurt An injury, especially one that gives physical or mental pain, as a wound, bruise, insult, etc.; in general, damage; impairment; detriment; harm.
    • n hurt Synonyms Harm, Mischief, etc. See injury.
    • n hurt The huckleberry, particularly Vaccinium Myrtillus.
    • n hurt In heraldry, a roundel azure, representing the huckleberry.
    • n hurt Contracted third person singular indicative present for hurteth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When a giraffe's baby is born it falls from a height of six feet, normally without being hurt.
    • v.t Hurt hurt to cause bodily pain to: to damage: to wound, as the feelings
    • v.i Hurt to give pain, &c.:—pa.t. and pa.p. hurt
    • n Hurt a wound: injury
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Quotations

  • African Proverb
    African Proverb
    “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.”
  • Joe Namath
    Joe Namath
    “When you win nothing hurts.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “What you don't know can't hurt you .”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “The things which hurt, instruct.”
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    “Everything hurts.”

Idioms

Not hurt a fly - Somebody who would not hurt a fly is not aggressive.
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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me - To be resistant to criticism. This is often said to young children upset over the fact that another child called them something that they did not like.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hurten, hirten, horten, herten,; prob. fr. OF. hurter, heurter, to knock, thrust, strike, F. heurter,; cf. W. hyrddu, to push, drive, assault, hwrdd, a stroke, blow, push; also, a ram, the orig. sense of the verb thus perhaps being, to butt as a ram; cf. D. horten, to push, strike, MHG. hurten, both prob. fr. Old French

Usage

In literature:

At great risk though of hurting himself, he seized what he thought was the right crank to make the mill stop.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
I was terribly hurt for a minute, though.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
Nothing hurtful could reach him here, nothing of which he need be afraid.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
You are hurting me again.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
She considered that her anxiety on behalf of her pupils was not being properly appreciated, and felt hurt.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
This fact hurt him, and he tried not to think about it, but only of their flight.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Hurt pride and wounded love fought each other in her soul.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
And I have often told you that nothing hurts me.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Are either of you hurt?
"The Curlytops and Their Playmates" by Howard R. Garis
I thought he was going to, for he looked right mad, but I reckon I was so mad it wouldn't have hurt much.
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
I was afraid of hurting you.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
She thought it added to his appeal, which hadn't hurt his feelings at all.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
That brand on my shoulder, it's all healed, but my heart's so hurted, it's so hurted.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
I wouldn't hurt Joey's feelings for the world.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
But something hurt her, which she could not understand.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Hurt pride, hurt love, struggled for expression, but words seemed so useless.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
Her chin was still clamped in a vice-like grip that hurt.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
It was she; I hurt her, wrung her heart.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
He won't hurt you; he won't hurt you at all.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
Hope I didn't hurt you!
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
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In poetry:

The nurseling's unforgotten look
A kindred love reveals,
With his who never friend forsook,
Or hurt a thing that feels.
"Verses To The Memory Of A Child" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
This is the man death cannot kill,
For he hath put on arms;
Him sin nor Satan hath not skill
To hurt with all their charms.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
What can thee hurt? whom dost thou fear?
All things are at his call.
Thy Maker is thy Husband dear,
Thy Husband all in all.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
I give my heart for a tender word,
For a gentle look or touch,
And the one who has it never knows
And it does not hurt me much.
"Charmian’s Song" by Aline Murray Kilmer
He makes her share the hurt of good,
Takes what she would have lent,
That those proud men their evil mood
May see, and so repent;
"The Syrophenician Woman" by George MacDonald
True to the solemn oaths they take,
Though to their hurt they swear;
Constant and just to all they speak,
For God and angels hear.
"Hymn 35 part 2" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Could the cleanliness of Downtown Wilmington sidewalks be hurting business.
The Syrian Arab Airlines plane, carrying 200 people, landed safely and no one aboard was hurt, according to the report cited by the Associated Press.
One dead, one hurt during PQ victory speech.
GREENFIELD — Police are looking for a woman who told a CVS clerk someone would hurt her child if she wasn't given painkillers.
One Rare Supercar, No Brakes, No One Hurt.
No One Hurt In Blaze.
Antibiotic use on the farm hurts people—and doesn't help the bottom line.
Woodson, who was hurt Sunday in St Louis, is expected to be out six weeks.
As Gov Jerry Brown weighed hundreds of bills last month, he seemed to be auditioning for his November tax hike measure, vetoing proposed laws that could have hurt consumers' wallets and signing reforms to cut government spending.
1 dead, 19 hurt near SAfrica Linkin Park concert.
Condemning China on Currency Will Only Hurt US Economy.
That may be the right thing to do, but it is going to hurt.
Andrewkthompson.net If you're an aggressive person but don't actually want to hurt anybody (or go to jail), you'll love Punk Rock Pillow Fight.
Ahhh, don't you just love watch­ing other peo­ple get phys­i­cally hurt.
New contractions have hurt the automobile industry and the relationship with the dollar.
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In science:

In fact, a large contribution from red supergiants would hurt, rather than help, our decomposition of its spectrum, and we would still need to identify another blue component to allow us to match the observed spectrum.
The Aligned z ~ 1 Radio Galaxy 3C 280
Now the Corollary follows, since starting instead of being second player cannot hurt Maker.
Positional games on random graphs
This is a correct strategy, because moves of Maker made in one of these games cannot hurt him in the other.
Positional games on random graphs
EHJK01] Robert ElBashir, Jan Hurt, Anton´ın Janˇcaˇr´ık, and Tom´aˇs Kepka, Simple commutative semirings, J.
On simple ringoids
One interesting result that became apparent during the course of the analysis was that the maximized matched filter and the BLS both had a slight problem that hurt their performance.
Improvements to Existing Transit Detection Algorithms and Their Comparison
Although the notion of the k -kink is self-evident, a somewhat more specific definition will not hurt.
$k$ Strings from Various Perspectives: QCD, Lattices, String Theory and Toy Models
Being accurate is not enough: how accuracy metrics have hurt recommender systems.
Recommender Systems for the Conference Paper Assignment Problem
This sketch was originally made by Robert Hurt of the Spitzer Science Center in consultation with Robert Benjamin at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies
Andreon & Hurt 2010) provides concrete examples of such analysis, which is more important for MLMs than for simpler models.
Bayesian astrostatistics: a backward look to the future
When γn gets larger, there will be higher chance of collision for the video packets, which hurts the received video quality.
On Scalable Video Streaming over Cognitive Radio Cellular and Ad Hoc Networks
These objects are interesting on their own, of course, but they are so rare, that a couple of misclassifications do not hurt the statistics on other obj ects.
Object Classification in Astronomical Multi-Color Surveys
Hu] Hurt, N., Exponential sums and coding theory: a review, Acta Appl.
A New Bound for Kloosterman Sums
Now, since we believe that our expressions are rapidly vanishing at large ω and ω is always positive, it shouldn’t hurt to add an iǫ in the exponent , to make the replacement (t − t′ ) → (t − t′ + iǫ).
Classical Radiation of a Finite Number of Photons
Second, if the number of visits is very large (1000 visits per day to an average page), then there is no need for randomization in ranking (although it does not hurt much).
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
However, beyond a certain extent, it does not help as much as it hurts (due to the exploration/exploitation tradeoff as was the case for randomized rank promotion).
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
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