Definition of wound verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    wound1

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//wuːnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wuːnd//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wound
    BrE BrE//wuːnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wuːnd//
     
    he / she / it wounds
    BrE BrE//wuːndz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wuːndz//
     
    past simple wounded
    BrE BrE//ˈwuːndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwuːndɪd//
     
    past participle wounded
    BrE BrE//ˈwuːndɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwuːndɪd//
     
    -ing form wounding
    BrE BrE//ˈwuːndɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwuːndɪŋ//
     
    Injuries, Conflict
     
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  1. 1  wound 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. See related entries: Injuries, Conflict
  2. 2  wound somebody to hurt somebody’s feelings She felt deeply wounded by his cruel remarks.
  3. Word Origin Old English wund (noun), wundian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wond and German Wunde, of unknown ultimate origin.Extra examples One reporter was wounded in the leg. She was deeply wounded by his remarks. She was fatally wounded in a car crash. About 50 people were seriously wounded in the attack. He was wounded in the arm.
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