injure

Definitions

  • Injured Party
    Injured Party
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v injure cause injuries or bodily harm to
    • v injure cause damage or affect negatively "Our business was hurt by the new competition"
    • v injure hurt the feelings of "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests","This remark really bruised my ego"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 55,700 people in the US are injured by jewelry each year
    • v. t Injure To do harm to; to impair the excellence and value of; to hurt; to damage; "When have I injured thee? when done thee wrong?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Every year 8,000 people injure themselves while using a tooth pick.
    • n injure A Middle English form of injury.
    • injure To do harm to; inflict damage or detriment upon; impair or deteriorate in any way; subject to any deleterious or noxious action or influence; hurt; harm: a word of very wide application: as, to injure property by misuse or neglect; to injure the health by overwork or dissipation; to injure another's reputation by slander; to injure the cause of morality by bad example.
    • injure Synonyms To mar, disfigure, abuse, maltreat, wrong.
    • injure In law; in jurisprudence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Every year, over 8800 people injure themselves with a toothpick.
    • v.t Injure in′jōōr to wrong, harm: to damage: to annoy
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Quotations

  • Ben Jonson
    Ben%20Jonson
    “He threatens many that hath injured one.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil%20Gibran
    “If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.”
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “I am above being injured by fortune, though she steals away much, more will remain with me. The blessing I now enjoy transcend fear.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    Peace%20Pilgrim
    “There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “He who spares the bad injures the good.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. injuriari, fr. injuria, injury, perh. through F. injurier, to insult, in OF. also, to injure; or perhaps fr. E. injury, or F. injure, injury. See Injury
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. injurier—L. injuriāriinjuria, injury—in, not, jus, juris, law.

Usage

In literature:

He had hated Merriwell from the first, but never had he dared do anything to injure Frank.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
General Neill was injured by the fall of his horse, which was shot.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Several of the guns were injured, and coal and powder and ammunition all lacked.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Then he put one hand up to his injured face.
"The Grammar School Boys of Gridley" by H. Irving Hancock
The fungus does not attack the native hazel, except when it has been injured.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
He straightened, shaking his head, and joined the others as they searched for injured among the prowlers' victims.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
When a tree goes into the winter with sappy wood, it is injured, and we say it is not hardy.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
This dead or injured area is usually invaded by borers of one or more kinds.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
He had, so he thought, injured no one in any of the relations of life.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Great care is to be taken not to injure the rectum in giving such injections.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
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In poetry:

The scourgings of a God whose justice
And fearful judgments move apace,
And faithful ever in their office
To vindicate an injured race.
"Admonition" by James Madison Bell
Where grace can neither melt nor move,
The Lamb resents his injured love;
Awakes his wrath without delay,
And Judah's Lion tears the prey.
"Hymn 147" by Isaac Watts
"But yet his sadden'd brow confess'd
A passing shade of doubt and awe;
Some fiend was whispering in his breast;
'Beware of injured Bothwellhaugh!'
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott
Thus thought Sir John, by anger wrought on,
And to rewenge his injured cause,
He brought them hup to Mr. Broughton,
Last Vensday veek as ever waws.
"The Knight And The Lady" by William Makepeace Thackeray
And then, blest thought! across the main
Thou'lt haste, thy injured love to find,
All danger scorn, all fears disdain,
And gladly trust the waves and wind.
"The Lucayan's Song" by Amelia Opie
"In my youth," father William replied to his son,
"I feared it would injure the brain;
But now that I'm perfectly sure I have none,
Why, I do it again and again."
"Father William" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

A house fire tonight in the 20500 block of 108th Street Court East in Bonney Lake injured one occupant and is still burning, according to East Pierce Fire & Rescue.
Barbed wire booby trap injures cyclist in South Platte Park.
Jacquie Carpenter, cyclist injured by barbed wire booby trap .
Scofield Boy Scout Camp at Frandsen Scout Reservation at Scofield Reservoir where lighting struck two campers, killing one and injuring the other on Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
Afghan villagers look at a translator as US soldiers tend to an injured local Afghan man, who was shot for being suspected of planting a roadside bomb in Genrandai village at Panjwai district, Kandahar, on Sept 24.
He was injured in an avalanche at an Austrian ski resort last week.
Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown is investigating a five-car collision Tuesday morning near Flaherty that left a Brandenburg woman dead and another driver injured.
2 teens injured in Santa Ana drive-by shooting.
Several patrons of the Harford Fair were injured on Friday night when five rodeo bulls broke loose as they were being loaded onto transport trucks.
At least one of those bulls ran wildly through the fairgrounds injuring several people.
Two of Somerset's players, Will Hinton and Jacobi Gilmore, were seriously injured in an automobile accident on Thursday.
PC, SWHS honor injured Briar Jumpers on Friday.
Reaching down to their Class AA affiliate, the Mariners have brought up catcher Guillermo Quiroz to replace the injured Kenji Johjima, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
One thought entered Serena Williams' mind as she sprawled across the baseline after injuring her ankle: "Not again.".
State employee injured, balloon broken in Capitol.
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In science:

This may injure lower priority strategies by moving their strings to the right.
Enumerating randoms
If some W [i] is infinite then S2i infinitely often injures its subordinates, and ensures its ob jective.
Enumerating randoms
The strategy succeeds in the classical theory because (a) for any e0 , there is a stage after which no requirement of higher priority than e0 gets injured, and (b) it can be established that each requirement Re gets imjured at most finitely many (indeed 2e ) times.
Ordinal Recursion Theory
This is sufficient to show that the requirement with the highest priority after that Re is injured less than ρ times.
Ordinal Recursion Theory
Moreover Rδ will only seek to protect ordinals ≥ δ from entering A or B so will never be injured.
Ordinal Recursion Theory
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