hurting


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hurt \Hurt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hurt; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Hurting.] [OE. hurten, hirten, horten, herten; prob. fr.
   OF. hurter, heurter, to knock, thrust, strike, F. heurter;
   cf. W. hyrddu to push, drive, assault, hwrdd a stroke, blow,
   push; also, a ram, the orig. sense of the verb thus perhaps
   being, to butt as a ram; cf. D. horten to push, strike, MHG.
   hurten, both prob. fr. Old French.]
   1. To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound
      or bruise painfully.
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            The hurt lion groans within his den.  --Dryden.
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   2. To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to
      damage; to injure; to harm.
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            Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt. --Milton.
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   3. To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to
      offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve. "I
      am angry and hurt." --Thackeray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

hurting \hurting\ n.
   a feeling of pain.

   Syn: pain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

hurting \hurting\ adj.
   1. aching when touched.

   Syn: sensitive, sore, tender.
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   2. In distress; experiencing difficulty; as, with the dollar
      exchange rate so high, companies dependent on exports are
      really hurting. [Colloq.]
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