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damn

exclamation uk   us   /dæm/ (also damn it, also dammit ) informal
B1 an expression of anger: Damn, I've spilled coffee down my blouse!
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damn

adverb uk   us   /dæm/ informal
used, especially when you are annoyed, to mean "very": He knew damn well how much trouble it would cause. Next time he can damn well do it himself! You were damn lucky not to have been killed!damn all UK informal nothing: I know damn all about computers.

damn

verb uk   us   /dæm/

damn verb (BLAME)

[T] to blame or strongly criticize something or someone: The inquiry into the disaster damns the company for its lack of safety precautions.

damn verb (PUNISH)

[T usually passive] (especially of God) to force someone to stay in hell and be punished for ever: As a child she was taught that she would be damned for her sins.
damn you, them, it, etc. informal used to express anger with someone or something: You got the last ticket - damn you, I wanted that!

damn

adjective [before noun] uk   us   /dæm/ (also damned) informal
used to express anger with someone or something: Damn fool!
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