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English definition of “harm”


noun [C or U]
damage done to something: The board failed to prove irreparable harm in its suit against the council. The harms associated with climate change are serious and well recognized.not do (any) harm to sb/sth The bond offers great benefits for issuers without doing any harm to investors. economic/environmental/financial harm
do more harm than good used to say that an action is not helpful and could make a situation worse: Suspending payments on government debts would do more harm than good.
(Definition of harm noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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