injure


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in·jure

(in'jŭr),
To wound, hurt, or harm.

injure

(ĭn′jər)
tr.v. in·jured, in·juring, in·jures
1.
a. To cause physical harm to; hurt: The accident injured the passengers. The fall injured his knee.
b. To experience injury in (oneself or a body part): She injured her ankle climbing down the hill.
2.
a. To cause damage to; impair: The gossip injured his reputation.
b. To commit an injustice or offense against; wrong: people who were injured by the false accusations.
3. To cause distress to; wound: injured their feelings.

in′jur·er n.
References in classic literature ?
Then to injure a friend or any one else is not the act of a just man, but of the opposite, who is the unjust?
It is not reasonable that a man would so injure himself, and continue to injure himself, by striking the soft and sensitive parts of his face against your head.
Sawyer, that a more unmanly, brutal treatment of a little pony it was never my painful lot to witness, and by giving way to such passion you injure your own character as much, nay more, than you injure your horse; and remember, we shall all have to be judged according to our works, whether they be toward man or toward beast."
If you had been a man, you villain, you would have scorned to injure a woman in that manner.