Definition Damage

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to damage: to harm, to hurt, to put in danger
Our new cat has already damaged the sofa. He has scratched the material already!
Excessive exposure to the sun is damaging to your health. It's a dangerous activity.

damage: harm, hurt, danger, injury
1,000 dollars' worth of damage was done to the car. It's in a very bad state!
earthquake damage destruction caused by an earthquake
The damage is already done. It's already ruined.

damages (legal term): money paid to someone for causing them injury or loss (legal term)
I've already paid 5,000 in damages. That's money I had to pay because when I crashed my car, I broke my neighbor's fence.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Our new cat has already managed to damage the couch.
US: 1,000 dollars' worth of damage was done to my new car.


  • "Covers you if your car damages someone else's property."
  • "Covers damages to your vehicles in incidents other than auto accidents."
  • "Is the bottle damaged, opened or defective?"
  • "She's so awful that just the sight of her makes people scream. When I pick her up, people run out of the room. In my hands, this instrument can do more damage than a bazooka!"
  • "You have a $500 deductible on your comprehensive and collision coverage, meaning that Ouch Insurance will pay for any damages above this amount."
  • "However, there's another way we can unwittingly damage the environment with computer use: going online."
  • "If we don't get it right, it could SERIOUSLY damage Delavigne's sales next year!"
  • "No damage that I can see."
  • "Covers damages to your vehicle resulting from a collision with another car."
  • "Perhaps the benefits of the internet outweigh any damage it may cause to the environment?"

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