harm

[hahrm]
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noun

physical injury or mental damage; hurt: to do him bodily harm.
moral injury; evil; wrong.

verb (used with object)

to do or cause harm to; injure; damage; hurt: to harm one's reputation.

Nearby words

  1. harlingen,
  2. harlot,
  3. harlotry,
  4. harlow,
  5. harlow, jean,
  6. harm's way,
  7. harmattan,
  8. harmensen, jacob,
  9. harmful,
  10. harmfully

Origin of harm

before 900; Middle English; Old English hearm; cognate with German Harm, Old Norse harmr

Related formsharm·er, nounself-harm·ing, adjectiveun·harmed, adjectiveun·harm·ing, adjective

Synonym study

1, 2. See damage.

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British Dictionary definitions for harmed

harm

noun

physical or mental injury or damage
moral evil or wrongdoing

verb

(tr) to injure physically, morally, or mentally
Derived Formsharmer, noun

Word Origin for harm

Old English hearm; related to Old Norse harmr grief, Old High German harm injury, Old Slavonic sramǔ disgrace

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Word Origin and History for harmed
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Idioms and Phrases with harmed

harm

see do one wrong (harm); out of harm's way.

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