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Bruise vs. Welt

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Bruiseverb

(transitive) To strike (a person), originally with something flat or heavy, but now specifically in such a way as to discolour the skin without breaking it.

Weltverb

To roll; revolve

Bruiseverb

(transitive) To damage the skin of (fruit), in an analogous way.

Weltverb

To cause to have welts, to beat.

Bruiseverb

(intransitive) Of fruit, to gain bruises through being handled roughly.

‘Bananas bruise easily.’;

Weltverb

To install welt (a welt or welts) to reinforce.

Bruiseverb

(intransitive) To become bruised.

‘I bruise easily.’;

Weltnoun

A raised mark on the body caused by a blow; a wheal or weal.

Bruiseverb

(intransitive) To fight with the fists; to box.

Weltnoun

(shoemaking) A strip of leather set into the seam between the outsole of a shoe and the upper, through which these parts are joined by stitching or stapling.

Bruisenoun

(medicine) A purplish mark on the skin due to leakage of blood from capillaries under the surface that have been damaged by a blow.

Weltnoun

A strip of material or covered cord applied to a seam or garment edge to strengthen or cover it.

Bruisenoun

A dark mark on fruit caused by a blow to its surface.

Weltnoun

In steam boilers and sheet-iron work, a strip riveted upon the edges of plates that form a butt joint.

Bruiseverb

To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.

Weltnoun

In carpentry, a strip of wood fastened over a flush seam or joint, or an angle, to strengthen it.

Bruiseverb

To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.

‘Nor bruise her flowerets with the armed hoofs.’;

Weltnoun

In machine-made stockings, a strip, or flap, of which the heel is formed.

Bruiseverb

To fight with the fists; to box.

‘Bruising was considered a fine, manly, old English custom.’;

Weltnoun

(heraldry) A narrow border, as of an ordinary, but not extending around the ends.

Bruisenoun

An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.

‘From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises.’;

Weltnoun

That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it

Bruisenoun

an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Weltnoun

A narrow border, as of an ordinary, but not extending around the ends.

Bruiseverb

injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of;

‘I bruised my knee’;

Weltnoun

A raised ridge on the surface of the skin, produced by a blow, as from a stick or whip; a wale; a weal; as, to raise welts on the back with a whip.

Bruiseverb

hurt the feelings of;

‘She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests’; ‘This remark really bruised me ego’;

Weltnoun

A blow that produces a welt{3}.

Bruiseverb

break up into small pieces for food preparation;

‘bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them’;

Weltverb

To furnish with a welt; to sew or fasten a welt on; as, to welt a boot or a shoe; to welt a sleeve.

Bruiseverb

damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure;

‘The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them’;

Weltverb

To wilt.

Bruisenoun

an injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels

‘his body was a mass of bruises after he had been attacked’;

Weltnoun

a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions

Bruisenoun

a mark indicating damage on a fruit, vegetable, or plant.

Weltnoun

a raised or strengthened seam

Bruiseverb

inflict a bruise on (someone or something)

‘a bruised knee’;

Weltverb

beat severely with a whip or rod;

‘The teacher often flogged the students’; ‘The children were severely trounced’;

Bruiseverb

be susceptible to bruising

‘potatoes bruise easily, so treat them with care’;

Weltverb

put a welt on;

‘welt the shoes’;

Bruiseverb

hurt (someone's feelings)

‘she tried to bolster her bruised pride’;

Weltnoun

a leather rim sewn round the edge of a shoe upper to which the sole is attached.

Bruiseverb

crush or pound (food)

‘the mix contains bruised oats’;

Weltnoun

a ribbed, reinforced, or decorative border of a garment or pocket.

Bruise

A bruise, also known as a contusion, is a type of hematoma of tissue, the most common cause being capillaries damaged by trauma, causing localized bleeding that extravasates into the surrounding interstitial tissues. Most bruises are not very deep under the skin so that the bleeding causes a visible discoloration.

Weltnoun

a red, raised mark or scar; a weal.

Weltnoun

a heavy blow

‘let me give it a welt with my hammer’;

Weltverb

provide with a welt.

Weltverb

strike (someone or something) hard and heavily

‘I could have welted him’;

Weltverb

develop a raised scar or weal

‘his lip was beginning to thicken and welt from the blow’;

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