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1

hurt a part of your body, often in an accident

injure

injury, N

2

an injury, especially a cut or hole

wound

wound sb/sth, v

3

a short piece of thread that a doctor, nurse, etc uses to join sb's skin together when it has been cut

stitches

She cut her hand and will need stitches.

4

to break the surface of your skin, for example when you fall to the ground. (it doesn't bleed much)

to graze

I fell over and grazed my knees on the path.

5

a place where two bones meet

a joint

6

injure a joint with a sudden movement

to sprain

I sprained my wrist playing tennis.

7

to injure part of your body, especially your ankle, wrist or knee, by bending it in the wrong direction

to twist

She twisted her ankle.

8

a piece of the body tissue that you expand and relax in order to move part of your body

a muscle

9

to injure a muscle

to pull a muscle

I pulled a muscle lifting the suitcase.

10

a band of cloth you tie round your neck to support an injured arm or wrist

a sling

She has her arm in a sling.

11

a broken bone: a ______ arm/skull (=head bone)

a fracture / fractured

Jo had a fracture in her leg.

12

a serious injury on your body caused by heat or fire

severe burns

She suffered from severe burns.

opp: minor burn

13

a blue or brown mark that appears on the skin after you have been hit

a bruise

How did you get that bruise on your arm?

bruise sth, v

A bruise on your eyes is a black eye.

14

cut or damage your skin with something sharp

to scratch

The cat scratched his face badly.

15

a small painful area of skin that looks like a bubble full of liquid

a blister

These shoes gave me blisters on my heels.