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- To cause physical damage or pain to; injure.
- To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress.
- To cause physical damage to; harm: The frost hurt the orange crop.
- To be detrimental to; hinder or impair: The scandal hurt the candidate's chances for victory.
- To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort: My leg hurts.
- To cause distress or damage: Parental neglect hurts.
- To have an adverse effect: "It never hurt to have a friend at court” ( Tom Clancy).
- Informal To experience distress, especially of a financial kind; be in need: "Even in a business that's hurting there's always a guy who can make a buck” ( New York).
- Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
- Mental suffering; anguish: getting over the hurt of reading the letter.
- A wrong; harm: What hurt have you done to them?