damageverb [ T ]uk /ˈdæm.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈdæm.ɪdʒ/
- Smoking is likely to damage your health permanently.
- The library was badly damaged in the fire.
- The explosion damaged the bridge, but the substructure remained intact.
- Certain chemicals have been banned because they are damaging the environment.
- The caretaker ran out and tried to catch the boys who had been damaging the fence.
Recent discoveries about corruption have done serious damage to the company's reputation. 近來曝光的一些腐敗行為使那間公司的聲譽受到嚴重損害。
damages [ plural ]
The politician was awarded £50,000 in damages over false allegations made by the newspaper. 那位政治家獲得了報館因報道失實而向他支付的五萬英鎊賠償金。
- The state of Florida was hit by a hurricane that did serious damage.
- After the crash both drivers got out and inspected their cars for damage.
- Smoking has caused irreversible damage to his lungs.
- The bomb was designed to cause the maximum amount of damage.
- The disease can cause permanent damage to the brain.