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hurting

1. mod. very ugly; in pain from ugliness. (Similar to hurt.) That dog of yours is something to behold. It’s really hurting.
2. mod. seriously in need of something, such as a dose of drugs. (Drugs.) Gert is hurting. She needs something soon.
See also: hurt
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The survey question about suicidal thinking asked, "Have you had thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way for at least several days in the last two weeks?
Yesterday's back page headline: PLAYERS SHARE THE PAIN, says MOWBRAY THEY are not hurting enough in my opinion.
The only way we are hurting this movement is by not embracing the fact that this couple is bringing a new life into this world.
OCTOBER 1999: Great Western hit Thames train which passed red, killing 31 and hurting 400 at Paddington.
How can I tell my best friend that I'm not her personal bank machine without hurting her feelings?
When staff notice this kid is hurting, they don't necessarily have to jump in immediately, but can build the social worth of this child by giving him or her their attention at another time.
My knees started hurting during basketball season this year.
The knee will begin hurting whenever the runner goes up the stairs or down, and sometimes in both cases.
An intelligent, proud, angry, violent, light-complexioned black man, Himes also confesses in his autobiography and suggests in some of the interviews to having "always been something of a snob" and hurting, sometimes viciously, others, especially women.
Strangely, hurting other people damages the spirit just as much as being hurt by them.
It appears from these results that people can separate out the issues of helping minorities and hurting whites, showing that racism isn't always the issue," says Lowery.
If you don't tell her, how will she know she's hurting your feelings?
LANCASTER - Antelope Valley business people Friday criticized the state workers' compensation system, saying its skyrocketing premiums are hurting their firms without benefiting injured workers.
We have already secured some trucking and distribution points that will get the product to the hurting quickly," said Wilson.