HyperDic: black_eye

English > 3 senses of the expression black eye:
NOUNstateblack eye, shiner, mousea swollen bruise caused by a blow / blow to the eye
stateblack eyea bad reputation
eventblack eye, reverse, reversal, setback, blowan unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes
English > black eye: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA swollen bruise caused by a blow / blow to the eye.
Synonymsshiner, mouse
Broaderbruise, contusionAn injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
Spanishojo morado
Catalanull de vellut
English > black eye: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA bad reputation.
Example"his behavior gave the whole family a black eye"
Broaderrepute, reputationThe state of being held in high esteem and honor
Spanishmala fama
English > black eye: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningAn unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating.
Synonymsreverse, reversal, setback, blow
NarrowerwhammyA serious or devastating setback
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishadversidad, contratiempo, descalabro, percance, revés, tropiezo
Catalanadversitat, contratemps, ensopegada, percaç, revés

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