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badly hurt

This page is about the collocation badly hurt

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

seriously injured

For example

  • The building was badly damaged, but luckily no-one was badly hurt.

  • Sometimes my kids got hurt playing sport, but never too badly.

Note:
Also "badly injured" and "seriously hurt"

Quick Quiz

If you think someone's badly hurt, you should

a. call an ambulance

b. find a clean bandage

c. help them to their feet

Contributor: Matt Errey