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hurt

  
  ( hurts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( hurting    present participle)   ( hurt    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you hurtyourself or hurt a part of your body, you feel pain because you have injured yourself.  
Yasin had seriously hurt himself while trying to escape from the police...      V pron-refl  
He had hurt his back in an accident.      V n  
2       verb   If a part of your body hurts, you feel pain there.  
His collar bone only hurt when he lifted his arm.      V  
3       adj   If you are hurt, you have been injured.  
usu v-link ADJ  
His comrades asked him if he was hurt..., They were dazed but did not seem to be badly hurt.     
4       verb   If you hurt someone, you cause them to feel pain.  
I didn't mean to hurt her, only to keep her still...      V n  
Ouch. That hurt.      V  
5       verb   If someone hurts you, they say or do something that makes you unhappy.  
He is afraid of hurting Bessy's feelings...      V n  
What hurts most is the betrayal, the waste.      V  
6       adj   If you are hurt, you are upset because of something that someone has said or done.  
Yes, I was hurt, jealous...     
7       verb   If you say that you are hurting, you mean that you are experiencing emotional pain.  
only cont  
I am lonely and I am hurting.      V  
8       verb   To hurt someone or something means to have a bad effect on them or prevent them from succeeding.   (=damage)  
The combination of hot weather and decreased water supplies is hurting many industries...      V n  
9       n-var   A feeling of hurt is a feeling that you have when you think that you have been treated badly or judged unfairly.   (=pain)  
I was full of jealousy and hurt...     
10    If you say `It won't hurtto do something' or `It never hurtsto do something', you are recommending an action which you think is helpful or useful.  
INFORMAL  
it won't hurt/it never hurts      phrase   V inflects, usu PHR to-inf  
It wouldn't hurt you to be a bit more serious.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
See also:

hurtle, hut, HRT, hurtful

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
n.
something easy to get
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
idiom
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
exp.
from the outset, from the beginning
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
n.
a person who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business but never gets started.

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