- 1to cause pain or injury to yourself or someone else
- 2to feel physical or emotional pain
Using hurt: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "hurt" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She hurt her knee while playing soccer.
The accident hurt several people.
His words hurt my feelings.
I'm sorry if I hurt you.
hurt Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using hurt
used to say that there is no problem or harm done if no damage or injury has occurred
I'm sorry I bumped into you. No hurt, no foul, right?
Don't rub salt in the wound by reminding me of my mistakes.
I know I made a mistake, and I'm willing to take the hurt for it.
Phrases with hurt
hurt somebody's feelings
to say or do something that upsets or offends someone
I didn't mean to hurt your feelings.
He was hurt by the criticism and it hurt his pride.
hurt somebody's chances
to make it less likely that someone will succeed or achieve something
His poor performance in the interview hurt his chances of getting the job.
Summary: hurt in Brief
The verb 'hurt' [hɜːt] can refer to causing pain or injury to oneself or others, as well as feeling physical or emotional pain. It can be used in phrases like 'hurt somebody's feelings' and idioms like 'no hurt, no foul,' which means no harm done. 'Hurt' has synonyms like 'injure' and 'wound,' and antonyms like 'heal' and 'soothe.'