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  ( 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.  
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  



1    bruise, damage, disable, harm, impair, injure, lay a finger on, mar, spoil, wound  
2    ache, be sore, be tender, burn, pain, smart, sting, throb  
3    afflict, aggrieve, annoy, cut to the quick, distress, grieve, pain, sadden, sting, upset, wound  
4    discomfort, distress, pain, pang, soreness, suffering  
5    bruise, sore, wound  
6    damage, detriment, disadvantage, harm, injury, loss, mischief, wrong  
7    bruised, cut, damaged, grazed, harmed, injured, scarred, scraped, scratched, wounded  
8    aggrieved, crushed, injured, miffed     (informal)   offended, pained, piqued, rueful, sad, wounded  
,       vb  
1 & 2    alleviate, cure, heal, relieve, repair, restore, soothe  
3    aid, benefit, calm, compensate, compliment, console, forward, heighten, help, increase, please  
6    delight, happiness, joy, pleasure, pride, satisfaction  
7    alleviated, assuaged, healed, relieved, repaired, restored, soothed  
8    calmed, consoled, placated  

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1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
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