sore

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noun
ADJECTIVE
festering (often figurative), oozing, open, running (esp. BrE, often figurative)

This issue is a festering sore between the two countries.

The border dispute was a running sore in relations between the countries.

cold

I have a recurrent cold sore on my lip.

canker (AmE)

canker sores caused by biting the inside of your mouth

bed (usually bedsore), pressure, saddle

Many people in the care home have bedsores.

I get saddles sores on the right side.

VERB + SORE
cause
develop, get

The patient developed pressure sores on the toes of both feet.

have
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adj.
Sore is used with these nouns: ↑arm, ↑back, ↑elbow, ↑hip, ↑joint, ↑knee, ↑limb, ↑loser, ↑mouth, ↑muscle, ↑neck, ↑nipple, ↑point, ↑shoulder, ↑spot, ↑throat, ↑wrist

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  • Sore — Sore, a. [Compar. {Sorer}; superl. {Sorest}.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. {Sorry}.] 1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sore — Sore, n. [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r. See {Sore}, a.] 1. A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil. [1913 Webster] The dogs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sore — may refer to: * A mild pain or ache * A small ulcer, usually open from skin infection * A slang term for angry * Sore, Landes, a village in the Landes département of France * Sore (album), by Buzzov*en …   Wikipedia

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