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English definition of “damage”

damage

verb [T] uk   /ˈdæm.ɪdʒ/ us  
B1 to harm or spoil something: Many buildings were badly damaged during the war. It was a scandal that damaged a lot of reputations.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing

damage

noun uk   /ˈdæm.ɪdʒ/ us  
B1 [U] harm or injury: Strong winds had caused serious damage to the roof. Recent discoveries about corruption have done serious damage to the company's reputation. The doctors were worried that he might have suffered brain damage.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingInjuring and injuries damages [plural] money that is paid to someone by a person or organization who has been responsible for causing them some injury or loss: The politician was awarded £50,000 damages over false allegations made by the newspaper. The police have been ordered to pay substantial damages to the families of the two dead boys.Court cases, orders and decisions
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