Definition of injury in English:


Syllabification: in·ju·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈinj(ə)rē

noun (plural injuries)

1An instance of being injured: she suffered an injury to her back an ankle injury
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  • Carey has had a recurrence of an ankle injury which has severely limited his training.
  • He suffered leg and back injuries as he fell to the ground when the vehicle crashed into a hedge.
  • It is feared the man will not walk again because of the severe spinal injuries he suffered.
1.1The fact of being injured; harm or damage: all escaped without serious injury
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  • The driver escaped serious injury although the car was badly damaged in the impact.
  • The occupants escaped without serious injury after being woken by the alarm.
  • She says that as there was no injury and that the complainant behaved normally she did not record the incident.
harm, hurt, damage, pain, suffering, impairment, affliction;
1.2 (injury to) Offense to: the possible injury to the feelings of others
offense, abuse;
wrong, wrongdoing, injustice


late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French injurie, from Latin injuria 'a wrong', from in- (expressing negation) + jus, jur- 'right'.


do oneself an injury

informal Suffer physical harm or damage.
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  • In truth, you could straddle both opinions without doing yourself an injury.
  • But I managed to get off stage without doing myself an injury.
  • The trouble is, if you walk with your head in the air, admiring their fine facades, chances are you will do yourself an injury, due to the terrible state of the pavements in our proud town.

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