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hurt sb's feelings

This page is about the collocation hurt sb's feelings

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to upset somebody by being insensitive to their feelings

For example

  • We'll hurt her feelings if we tell her she's got a terrible singing voice.

  • I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. I was just trying to be honest.

Quick Quiz

We hurt Roberto's feelings when we laughed at

a. his bad jokes

b. his funny story

c. his new hairstyle

Contributor: Matt Errey