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seriously wounded

This page is about the collocation seriously wounded

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

badly hurt by a weapon

For example

  • Hundreds of our troops are seriously wounded.

  • Seriously wounded soldiers will need government support for many years.

Note:
Also "badly wounded" or "severely wounded". For someone who's been hurt in an accident, use "injured" instead.

Quick Quiz

I was seriously wounded after being

a. attacked with a knife

b. operated on in hospital

c. tackled in a rugby match

Contributor: Matt Errey