bandage something/somebody (up) to wrap a bandage around a part of the body in order to protect it because it is injured Don't bandage the wound too tightly. His injured leg was all bandaged up. They bandaged up my leg and told me to rest. CollocationsInjuriesBeing injured have a fall/an injury receive/suffer/sustain a serious injury/a hairline fracture/(especially British English) whiplash/a gunshot wound hurt/injure your ankle/back/leg damage the brain/an ankle ligament/your liver/the optic nerve/the skin pull/strain/tear a hamstring/ligament/muscle/tendon sprain/twist your ankle/wrist break a bone/your collarbone/your leg/three ribs fracture/crack your skull break/chip/knock out/lose a tooth burst/perforate your eardrum dislocate your finger/hip/jaw/shoulder bruise/cut/graze your arm/knee/shoulder burn/scald yourself/your tongue bang/bump/hit/ (informal) bash your elbow/head/knee (on/against something)Treating injuries treat somebody for burns/a head injury/a stab wound examine/clean/dress/bandage/treat a bullet wound repair a damaged/torn ligament/tendon/cartilage amputate/cut off an arm/a finger/a foot/a leg/a limb put on/ (formal) apply/take off (especially North American English) a Band-Aid™/(British English) a plaster/a bandage need/require/put in/ (especially British English) have (out)/ (North American English) get (out) stitches put on/rub on/ (formal) apply cream/ointment/lotion have/receive/undergo (British English) physiotherapy/(North American English) physical therapy See related entries: Medical equipment, Injuries Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French, from bande, of Germanic origin; related to bind.
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BrE BrE//ˈbændɪdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bandage
BrE BrE//ˈbændɪdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪdʒ//he / she / it bandages
BrE BrE//ˈbændɪdʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪdʒɪz//past simple bandaged
BrE BrE//ˈbændɪdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪdʒd//past participle bandaged
BrE BrE//ˈbændɪdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪdʒd//-ing form bandaging
BrE BrE//ˈbændɪdʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændɪdʒɪŋ//Medical equipment, Injuries