Definitions

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  • v. To bruise badly or exceedingly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To bruise sorely or exceedingly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bruise badly or exceedingly.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forbrusen, forbrosen, forbrisen, equivalent to for- +‎ bruise.

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