Definition of bruising noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bruising

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈbruːzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbruːzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] blue, brown or purple marks that appear on the skin after somebody has fallen, been hit, etc. She suffered severe bruising, but no bones were broken. internal bruising
  2. 2[singular] damage to something/somebody His reputation has taken a bruising. (informal) to be cruising for a bruising (= likely to be attacked or damaged)
  3. see also bruising
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