injure


injure
injure in‧jure [ˈɪndʒə ǁ -ər] verb [transitive]
1. to cause physical harm to someone or to yourself, for example in an accident:

• He sought compensation after being injured by a defective product.

2. to make an industry, economy, company, or investor lose money or suffer in some other way:

• The US steel industry was being injured by imports of subsidized steel.

• a fund for injured investors

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injure UK US /ˈɪndʒər/ verb [T]
to harm someone or yourself: »

Part of the roof collapsed, seriously injuring six employees.

be badly/critically/seriously injured »

The insurance pays out if you have been seriously injured at work.

to do damage to a business or its reputation: »

The market leader claims it has been injured by false advertising.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • INJURE — «Toute expression outrageante, termes de mépris ou invective qui ne renferme l’imputation d’aucun fait est une injure.» Infraction juridiquement très proche de la diffamation, l’injure requiert, ainsi qu’en dispose la loi française du 29 juillet… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • injure — Injure, Iniuria, Maledictum, Probrum. Injure verbale, Conuitium, Maledictum. B. Laide injure, Blasphemia. Laisser l injure, Concedere iniuriae. Par injure, Contumeliae causa. Nulle injure m a esmeu, Nulla iniuria meipsum pepulit. Prendre à injure …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • injure — INJURE. s. f. Tort, outrage de fait ou de parole. Grande injure. injure atroce, sanglante, irreparable. faire injure, faire une injure à quelqu un. endurer, souffrir une injure. oublier, pardonner les injures. repousser les injures. venger l… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • injure — in·jure vt in·jured, in·jur·ing 1: to interfere with or violate the legally protected interests of: as a: to harm the physical, emotional, or mental well being of b: to cause (another) to suffer from damage to, deprivation of, or interference… …   Law dictionary

  • injure — injure, harm, hurt, damage, impair, mar, spoil all mean to affect someone or something so as to rob it of soundness, strength, or perfection or to reduce its value, usefulness, or effectiveness. Injure in its earliest and still frequent sense… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Injure — In jure, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Injured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Injuring}.] [L. injuriari, fr. injuria injury, perh. through F. injurier to insult, in OF. also, to injure; or perhaps fr. E. injury, or F. injure injury. See {Injury}.] To do harm to; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • injure — [in′jər] vt. injured, injuring [altered < earlier injury, to harm < LME injurien < MFr injurier < L injuriari < injuria: see INJURY] 1. to do physical harm or damage to; hurt 2. to offend (one s feelings, pride, etc.); wound 3. to… …   English World dictionary

  • injure — INJURE: Doit toujours se laver dans le sang …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • injure — (v.) mid 15c., do an injustice to, dishonor, probably a back formation from INJURY (Cf. injury), or else from M.Fr. injuriier, from L. injurare. Injury also served as a verb (late 15c.). Related: Injured; injuring …   Etymology dictionary

  • injure — [v] hurt, harm abuse, aggrieve, batter, blemish, blight, break, contort, cripple, cut up, damage, deface, deform, disable, disfigure, distort, distress, do in*, draw blood*, foul, foul up, grieve, hack up, impair, maim, maltreat, mangle, mar,… …   New thesaurus


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