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Definition of wound verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wound
    he / she / it wounds
    past simple wounded
    -ing form wounding
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  1. 1wound somebody/something to injure part of the body, especially by making a hole in the skin using a weapon He had been wounded in the arm.
  2. 2wound somebody to hurt someone's feelings She felt deeply wounded by his cruel remarks.
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