harm

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noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, great, serious, untold (esp. BrE)

He was clearly intent on inflicting serious harm on someone.

irreparable, lasting, permanent
emotional, mental, physical, psychological

elderly people in danger of physical or emotional harm

economic, environmental
VERB + HARM
cause, do, inflict

The huge fall in exports has done a great deal of harm to the economy.

mean (sb), wish sb

I'm sorry if I upset you—I didn't mean any harm.

No one wishes you harm.

come to, suffer

I don't think he'll come to any harm if his mother is with him.

keep sb from, prevent, protect sb from, shield sb from

The children were removed from their parents to prevent harm to them.

She tried to shield her child from harm.

HARM + VERB
come to sb/sth

I don't want any harm to come to these pictures.

PREPOSITION
harm from

babies at risk of serious harm from their parents

harm to

the harm done to the environment

PHRASES
more harm than good

The drugs he was prescribed did him more harm than good.

out of harm's way

The younger children were kept out of harm's way.

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verb
ADVERB
seriously

Misusing drugs in pregnancy can seriously harm your baby.

deliberately
physically
VERB + HARM
intend to, want to

He claimed that he had not intended to harm the girl.

try to
Harm is used with these nouns as the object: ↑economy, ↑environment, ↑health, ↑trade, ↑wildlife

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