Definitions starting with B

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bruise

[OED, to pound, crush; to beat small, grind down] v. 1. to mash corn in a mortar for grits. (Mayag.)

2. to make (meat, conch, etc.) tender by beating: 1978 Bruise conch and boil in salt water until tender (Higgs 29). (Gen.)

3. to strike or beat (a person): I gon bruise you! (San Sal.)

4. to chop new sprouts off a stump. (Long, San Sal.)

Tags: verb

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Last update: 2010-09-13 05:51
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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