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1. bruise (noun)
an injury that doesn''t break the skin but results in some discoloration
Also known as: contusion
2. bruise (verb)
damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure; "The customer bruised the strawberries by squeezing them"
plant / flora / plant life
3. bruise (verb)
break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
cooking / cookery / preparation
4. bruise (verb)
injure the underlying soft tissue of bone of; "I bruised my knee"
Also known as: contuse
5. bruise (verb)
hurt the feelings of; "She hurt me when she did not include me among her guests"; "This remark really bruised me ego"