Noun bruise has 1 sense
  1. bruise, contusion - an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
    --1 is a kind of injury, hurt, harm, trauma
    --1 has particulars: ecchymosis; petechia; shiner, black eye
    Derived form: verb bruise1
,Verb bruise has 4 senses
  1. bruise, contuse - injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; "I bruised my knee"
    --1 is one way to injure, wound
    Derived forms: noun bruiser1, noun bruise1
    Sample sentence:
    Did he bruise his foot?
  2. hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite - hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"
    --2 is one way to arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  3. bruise - break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
    --3 is one way to
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. bruise - damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"
    --4 is one way to
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something