hurt someone's feelings
To offend or hurt someone.

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  • spare someone's feelings — spare someone’s feelings phrase to avoid doing something that would cause someone to feel sad or upset Don’t try to spare our feelings – tell us the truth. Thesaurus: to treat someone with great care or kindnesssynonym Main entry: spare * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tread on someone's corns — To hurt someone s feelings • • • Main Entry: ↑corn …   Useful english dictionary

  • hurt — 1 verb past tense and past participle hurt 1 (I, T) if a part of your body hurts, you feel pain in it: My back hurts. | it hurts: Where does it hurt? | hurt sb: My shoulder s really hurting me. | hurt like hell (=hurt very much) 2 (T) if you hurt …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hurt — [[t]hɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]] ♦♦ hurts, hurting, hurt 1) VERB If you hurt yourself or hurt a part of your body, you feel pain because you have injured yourself. [V pron refl] Yasin had seriously hurt himself while trying to escape from the police... [V n] He …   English dictionary

  • hurt — hurt1 W3S2 [hə:t US hə:rt] v past tense and past participle hurt ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(injure somebody)¦ 2¦(feel pain)¦ 3¦(cause pain)¦ 4¦(insult somebody)¦ 5¦(bad effect)¦ 6 be hurting 7 something won t/doesn t hurt ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hurt — hurt1 [ hɜrt ] (past tense and past participle hurt) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to cause physical pain or injury: You re hurting my arm! These new boots hurt. hurt yourself doing something: Don t hurt yourself exercising. a ) to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hurt — I UK [hɜː(r)t] / US [hɜrt] verb Word forms hurt : present tense I/you/we/they hurt he/she/it hurts present participle hurting past tense hurt past participle hurt *** 1) [intransitive] to feel pain somewhere in your body Fred s knees hurt after… …   English dictionary

  • hurt*/*/*/ — [hɜːt] (past tense and past participle hurt) verb I 1) to feel pain somewhere in your body Fred s knees hurt after skiing all day.[/ex] 2) [I/T] to cause someone physical pain or injury You re hurting my arm![/ex] These new boots hurt.[/ex] Don t …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • injure feelings — hurt (someone s) feelings, offend …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tread on a person's toes — offend someone, insult someone, hurt someone s feelings …   English contemporary dictionary

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