noun (plural injuries)
- 1An instance of being injured: she suffered an injury to her backMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The fact of being injured; harm or damage: all escaped without serious injuryMore example sentences
- 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.
do oneself an injury
- • informal Suffer physical harm or damage: it’s a wonder we didn’t do ourselves an injuryMore example sentences
- 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.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French injurie, from Latin injuria 'a wrong', from in- (expressing negation) + jus, jur- 'right'.