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harm

noun [U] uk   /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

harm

verb [T] uk   /hɑːm/ us    /hɑːrm/
B2 to hurt someone or damage something: Thankfully no one was harmed in the accident. The government's reputation has already been harmed by a series of scandals.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
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