injury


injury
in|ju|ry
W2 [ˈındʒəri] n plural injuries
[Date: 1300-1400; : Latin; Origin: injuria, from jus 'right, law']
1.) [U and C]
a wound or damage to part of your body caused by an accident or attack
She was taken to hospital with serious head injuries .
He suffered horrific injuries in the attack.
The driver of the truck sustained only minor injuries to his legs and arms.
Luckily she escaped injury .
Beckham has missed several games through injury .
The pilot was treated for suspected internal injuries .
Don't lift that toolbox - you'll do yourself an injury !
He's a lawyer who specializes in personal injury claims .
2.) [U] law
damage to someone's feelings
injury to
He claimed serious injury to his reputation.
add insult to injury atadd
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
serious injury
minor injury
suffer an injury
sustain an injury (=suffer an injury - used especially in newspaper reports)
escape/avoid injury (=not be injured)
through injury (=because of injury)
head/leg/shoulder etc injury
an injury to the head/the chest etc
internal injuries (=injuries inside your body)
multiple injuries (=a large number of injuries at the same time)
do yourself an injury British English spoken (=accidentally hurt yourself - used especially when warning someone to be careful)
personal injury claim (=a legal claim made against the person or company that caused your injury)
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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