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 for bruise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bruise \Bruise\, v. i.
     To fight with the fists; to box.
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           Bruising was considered a fine, manly, old English
           custom.                                  --Thackeray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bruise \Bruise\ (br[udd]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bruised; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Bruising.] [OE. brusen, brisen, brosen,
     bresen, AS. br?san or fr. OF. bruiser, bruisier, bruser, to
     break, shiver, perh. from OHG. brochis[=o]n. Cf. Break, v.
     t.]
     1. 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.
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     2. To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots,
        etc.; to crush.
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              Nor bruise her flowerets with the armed hoofs.
                                                    --Shak.
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     Syn: To pulverize; bray; triturate; pound; contuse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bruise \Bruise\, n.
     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.
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           From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is
           no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises. --Isa. i.
                                                    6.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bruise
      n 1: an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some
           discoloration [syn: bruise, contusion]
      v 1: injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; "I bruised my
           knee" [syn: bruise, contuse]
      2: hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include
         me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised my ego"
         [syn: hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spite]
      3: break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the
         berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
      4: damage (plant tissue) by abrasion or pressure; "The customer
         bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "bruise":
     abrasion, abuse, aggrieve, anguish, barb the dart, bash, batter,
     beat, beat up, black, black eye, black-and-blue mark, blemish,
     blotch, boo-boo, buffet, bump, bung, bung up, contuse, contusion,
     cut, cut up, damage, discolor, discoloration, discolorment,
     do violence to, do wrong by, do wrong to, ecchymosis, grieve, harm,
     hurt, hurt the feelings, ill-treat, ill-use, injure, injury,
     knock about, maltreat, manhandle, mark, mash, maul, mishandle,
     mistreat, molest, mouse, outrage, pain, pierce, pound, prick, pulp,
     rough, rough up, savage, scrape, scratch, shiner, spot, squash,
     stab, sting, thrash soundly, twist the knife, welt, wound
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BRUISE, med. jurisp. An injury done with violence to the person, without 
  breaking the skin; it is nearly synonymous with contusion. (q . v.) 1. Ch. 
  Pr. 38; vide 4  Car. & P. 381, 487, 558, 565; Eng. C. L. Rep. 430, 526, 529. 
  Vide Wound. 
  
  

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