be hurting

1) informal to feel emotional pain

He wanted her to know how much he was hurting.

2) to have financial problems

Farmers are really hurting.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hurting — adj. 1. aching when touched. Syn: sensitive, sore, tender. [WordNet 1.5] 2. In distress; experiencing difficulty; as, with the dollar exchange rate so high, companies dependent on exports are really hurting. [Colloq.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurting — n. a feeling of pain. Syn: pain. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurting — index disabling, painful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hurting — (adj.) 1680s, causing hurt, from prp. of HURT (Cf. hurt) (v.). Reflexive sense of suffering, feeling pain recorded by 1944 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hurting Each Other — Infobox Single Name = Hurting Each Other Caption = Artist = The Carpenters from Album = A Song for You B side = Maybe It s You Released = December 23, 1971 Format = 7 single Recorded = Autumn 1971 Genre = Pop Length = 02:48 Label = A M Records… …   Wikipedia

  • hurting — 1. mod. very ugly; in pain from ugliness. (Similar to hurt.) □ That dog of yours is something to behold. It’s really hurting. □ Man, is she hurting! 2. mod. seriously in need of something, such as a dose of drugs. (Drugs.) □ Gert is hurting. She… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Hurting — Hurt Hurt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hurt}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hurting}.] [OE. hurten, hirten, horten, herten; prob. fr. OF. hurter, heurter, to knock, thrust, strike, F. heurter; cf. W. hyrddu to push, drive, assault, hwrdd a stroke, blow, push; also,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hurting — Synonyms and related words: Schmerz, aches and pains, aching, acute, afflicted, afflictive, agonized, agonizing, algetic, atrocious, bankruptcy, biting, breakage, breakdown, collapse, convulsed, crack up, cramping, crippling, crucified, cruel,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hurting — adj 1. American suffering from the lack of a necessity, usually a drug. By the 1990s the term, previously used in a romantic context, almost invariably referred to a narcotics withdrawal. ► I was on the street and hurtin with noth ing to cop with …   Contemporary slang

  • hurting — hÉœrt /hɜːt n. injury, wound v. cause pain; injure, wound; be injured, be wounded; cause emotional distress; damage, harm adj. injured, harmed; emotionally wounded; damaged …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hurting — hurt·ing …   English syllables

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