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Am I going crazy? I think "injur" must be a transitive verb meaning "to cause injury to," as in "the flying debris might injur the bystanders."

Yet when I google around and check online dictionaries, I get results saying in effect, "did you mean 'injury', or 'incur', etc.?" Also, the spell checker on WordPerfect X5 doesn't recognize the word "injur."

Am I losing it?

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Don't worry, this sort of problem is bound to happen once in a while. If it persists, see your doctor. :) – Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Apr 25 '11 at 16:24
    
The word 'injur' does not appear in my OED. – Larry OBrien May 15 '11 at 18:04
    
which is to say...it's not a word, or rather, it is a misspelling. See What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?. Spellling works the same way sometimes. – Mitch May 15 '11 at 18:35
    
@Mitch - I did not find "injur" in that list. – Jonathan Cross Feb 16 at 15:51

injure: to do or cause harm of any kind to; damage; hurt; impair.

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Thanks. The nature of my problem is a fruitless search for authority that it's a word. Any suggestions? – twneale Apr 25 '11 at 14:02
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Oh right, saw your link. Thanks! Embarassing... – twneale Apr 25 '11 at 14:03

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