Definition of bruise :
1. An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.
2. To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
3. To fight with the fists; to box.
4. To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.
spank, offend, defeat, damage, whip, slander, injure, pique, suffer, breakage, spoil, self-injury, switch, scourge, strike, smart, conquer, worst, blister, petechia, smite, disfigure, concussion, vanquish, harm, loss, mark, scandalise, shock, talk trash, black-and-blue mark, break, batter, belabor, crack, flog, scrape, pommel, blight, blemish, fracture, ecchymosis, go against, help, contuse, spite, discoloration, beat, sprain, scandalize, swelling, bastinado, outrage, take its toll, discredit, disgrace, strain, contusion, appal, blacken someone's reputation/name/character, taint, surpass, chip, bruising, thrash, smear, cudgel, mar, cut, shiner, abrasion, cast aspersions (on), castigate, burnout, disable, stain, pound, infract, appall, breach, chastise, black eye, transgress, graze, violate, overcome
pain (part of speech: noun)
gripe, spasm, hurt, chafing, inflammation, stitch, painfulness, suffering, wound, stab, malaise, grief, smarting, crick, bite, discomfort, sting, migraine, pain, pang, rack, torment, back-ache, injury, headache, earache, sore, agony, ache, affliction, irritation, anguish, wrench, throe, torture, misery, distress, infliction, burn, throb, cramp
pulp (part of speech: verb)
- This was done, and when the car struck the earth it merely shook us, and no one had even a bruise. - "Faces and Places", Henry William Lucy.
- I, however, owed him one for the bruise, and it was not a time to waste in admiring things. - "The Chevalier d'Auriac", S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats.
- You must not hurt me- you must not bruise me. - "Desert Love", Joan Conquest.