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English definition of “harm”


noun [U]     /hɑːm/ US  /hɑːrm/
B2 physical or other injury or damage: Both deny conspiring to cause actual bodily harm. A mistake like that will do his credibility a lot of harm. Missing a meal once in a while never did anyone any harm. You could always ask Jim if they need any more staff in his office - (there's) no harm in asking (= no one will be annoyed and you might benefit). She meant no harm (= did not intend to offend), she was joking. She was frightened by the experience but she came to no harm (= was not hurt).Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingInjuring and injuries
(Definition of harm noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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