bruise (bruises, present participle bruising; past and past participle bruised)
- (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.
- (transitive) To damage the skin of (fruit or vegetables), in an analogous way.
- (intransitive) Of fruit or vegetables, to gain bruises through being handled roughly.
- Bananas bruise easily.
- (intransitive) To become bruised.
- I bruise easily.
- (intransitive) To fight with the fists; to box.
- Bruising was considered a fine, manly, old English custom.
- French: se taler, se cotir, s'abîmer
- Russian: мя́ться
- Spanish: macarse, estropearse
- French: se faire un bleu
- Russian: ушиба́ться
- Spanish: magullarse, salirse moratones, moretonearse, amoratarse
bruise (plural bruises)
- A purplish mark on the skin due to leakage of blood from capillaries under the surface that have been damaged by a blow.
- A dark mark on fruit or vegetables caused by a blow to the surface.
- French: bleu, contusion, ecchymose, meurtrissure
- German: Prellung, Bluterguss, blauer Fleck
- Italian: livido
- Portuguese: hematoma, roxo
- Russian: синя́к
- Spanish: moratón (colloquial), moretón (colloquial), cardenal, magulladura
- French: (rare) talure, cotissure, meurtrissure
- German: Druckstelle
- Italian: ammaccatura
- Russian: поби́тость
- Spanish: maca, magullamiento (Latin America)