hurt-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: (cause to) experience phypsical pain, discomfort

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[experiencer] HURT (PP{ P NP[location]}) NP1[instrument] HURT (NP2[experiencer])

Lifting weights incorrectly will hurt your back.
The shot didn't even hurt.
Her knee has been hurting for two months since the skiing accident.
The child didn't let on how much his stomach hurt.
Will it hurt?
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

VerbNet: hurt-40.8.3-2,marvel-31.3-4,pain-40.8.1
FrameNet: Perception_body,Cause_harm,Experience_bodily_harm
PropBank: hurt.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 6, 7

Sense Number 2: (cause to) have a negative affect on (something or someone)

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] HURT[transitive] NP2[patient] NP1[instrument] HURT[transitive] NP2[patient]

His criminal record hurt his chances of getting into medical school.
Double-digit inflation has been hurting their economy for years.
Snotty Simon hurt her chances by comparing her unfavorably to Carrie.
Is this goning to hurt my poll numbers?
Have small independent book shops been hurt or helped by the
They are still hurting from their rout in the play-offs.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: hurt.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 3: (cause to) experience emotional pain

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[instrument] HURT NP2[experiencer]

I think that remark may have hurt her feelings.
It hurts to think of the wasted opportunities for peace.
Bob didn't want Sally to be hurt by their casual affair.
He has been hurt too many times to trust anyone easily.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: hurt.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5

Sense Number 4: yearn for or lack (something)

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1 HURT FOR NP2 Includes: HURT FOR
NOTE: often in the negative

Barry is not hurting for money.
Those beautiful models are not hurting for attention from the photographers.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM