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Injure vs. Hurt — What's the Difference?

Injure vs. Hurt — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Injure and Hurt

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Injure

To cause physical harm to; hurt
The accident injured the passengers. The fall injured his knee.
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Hurt

Cause pain or injury to
Does acupuncture hurt?
Ow! You're hurting me!
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Injure

To experience injury in (oneself or a body part)
She injured her ankle climbing down the hill.
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Hurt

Be detrimental to
High interest rates are hurting the local economy
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Injure

To cause damage to; impair
The gossip injured his reputation.
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Hurt

Have a pressing need for
Frank wasn't hurting for money
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Injure

To commit an injustice or offense against; wrong
People who were injured by the false accusations.
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Hurt

Physically injured
Dogs and cats with hurt paws
He complained of a hurt leg and asked his trainer to stop the fight
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Injure

To cause distress to; wound
Injured their feelings.
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Hurt

Physical injury; harm
Rolling properly into a fall minimizes hurt
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Injure

(transitive) To wound or cause physical harm to a living creature.
The rugby team's star player got injured in a violent collision.
I injured my ankle playing tennis.
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Hurt

To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure
The fall hurt his back.
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Injure

(transitive) To damage or impair.
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Hurt

To experience injury or pain to or in (an individual or a body part)
I hurt my knee skiing.
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Injure

(transitive) To do injustice to.
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Hurt

To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress
The remark hurt his feelings.
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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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Hurt

To cause physical damage to (something); harm
The frost hurt the orange crop.
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Injure

Cause injuries or bodily harm to
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Hurt

To be detrimental to; hinder or impair
The scandal hurt the candidate's chances for victory.
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Injure

Hurt the feelings of;
She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests
This remark really bruised me ego
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Hurt

To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort
My leg hurts.
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Injure

Cause damage or affect negatively;
Our business was hurt by the new competition
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Hurt

To cause distress or damage
Parental neglect hurts.
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Hurt

To have an adverse effect
“It never hurt to have a friend at court” (Tom Clancy).
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Hurt

(Informal) To experience distress, especially of a financial kind; be in need
“Even in a business that's hurting there's always a guy who can make a buck” (New York).
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Hurt

Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
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Hurt

Mental suffering; anguish
Getting over the hurt of reading the letter.
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Hurt

A wrong; harm
What hurt have you done to them?.
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Hurt

To cause (a person or animal) physical pain and/or injury.
If anybody hurts my little brother, I will get upset.
This injection might hurt a little.
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Hurt

To cause (somebody) emotional pain.
He was deeply hurt he hadn’t been invited.
The insult hurt.
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Hurt

To be painful.
Does your leg still hurt? / It is starting to feel better.
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Hurt

To damage, harm, impair, undermine, impede.
This latest gaffe hurts the legislator’s reelection prospects still further.
Copying and pasting identical portions of source code hurts maintainability, because the programmer has to keep all those copies synchronized.
Every little hurts.
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Hurt

Wounded, physically injured.
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Hurt

Pained.
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Hurt

An emotional or psychological humiliation or bad experience.
How to overcome old hurts of the past
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Hurt

(archaic) A bodily injury causing pain; a wound or bruise.
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Hurt

(archaic) Injury; damage; detriment; harm
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Hurt

(engineering) A band on a trip hammer's helve, bearing the trunnions.
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Hurt

A husk.
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Hurt

(heraldry) A roundel azure (blue circular spot).
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Hurt

A band on a trip-hammer helve, bearing the trunnions.
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Hurt

To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.
The hurt lion groans within his den.
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Hurt

To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.
Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt.
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Hurt

To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.
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Hurt

Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
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Hurt

Psychological suffering;
The death of his wife caused him great distress
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Hurt

Feelings of mental or physical pain
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Hurt

A damage or loss
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Hurt

The act of damaging something or someone
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Hurt

Be the source of pain
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Hurt

Give trouble or pain to;
This exercise will hurt your back
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Hurt

Cause emotional anguish or make miserable;
It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school
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Hurt

Cause damage or affect negatively;
Our business was hurt by the new competition
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Hurt

Hurt the feelings of;
She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests
This remark really bruised me ego
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Hurt

Feel physical pain;
Were you hurting after the accident?
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Hurt

Feel pain or be in pain
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Hurt

Suffering from physical injury especially that suffered in battle;
Nursing his wounded arm
Ambulances...for the hurt men and women
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Hurt

Used of inanimate objects or their value
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