Definition for hurt

noun as in injury; damage

verb as in cause physical pain; experience pain

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Example Sentences

The exceptional offensive play of second-year defenseman Miro Heiskanen hasn’t hurt, either.

He said that in the case of Away, he doesn’t think the brand will be hurt by having a one-time sale.

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So, keep in mind that one or two redirects here and there might not hurt much, but don’t let that number grow.

Her plan was also hurt by the slumping economy this year, which pushed many state residents out of work and made more than 3,000 members eligible for Medicaid, the state-federal health program for the poor.

From Fortune

Scaling back the program would hurt not just those who have been injured but the many more people who count on vaccines to protect them from dangerous diseases.

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The offices were firebombed in 2011; no one was hurt but a permanent police car was subsequently stationed outside.

In 2012, as a 10th grader, Lean says he recorded his first legitimate song, “Hurt.”

The “crying” incident is thought to have hurt Muskie in the primary--which he won handily, but with under 50 percent of the vote.

Full-grown men play-acting at being hurt when absolutely nothing happened.

Even the best of us can hurt the people who come to us for care when we forget that our foremost obligation is to them.

Forget it not: for there is no returning, and thou shalt do him no good, and shalt hurt thyself.

No one was hurt, although the shot was evidently intended for my party.

Whatever he felt he usually kept bottled up inside, no matter how it hurt.

The poor dog was severely hurt about the neck; it recovered, however, soon afterwards.

A knife would hurt, but Aunty Rosa had told him, a year ago, that if he sucked paint he would die.


On this page you'll find 439 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hurt, such as: aching, aggrieved, agonized, battered, bleeding, and bruised.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.