Definition Of damage

verb

a sum of money claimed or awarded in compensation for a loss or an injury.

she was awarded $284,000 in damages

inflict physical harm on (something) so as to impair its value, usefulness, or normal function.

the car was badly damaged in the accident

physical harm caused to something in such a way as to impair its value, usefulness, or normal function.

Mr Smith said severe physical illness had resulted in physical damage to the brain.

Example Of damage

  • A car accident left me with whiplash, a concussion, and severe ligament damage .

  • Apart from a few bruises, we arrived in Hobart with no injuries and no damage to the yacht.

  • At the very least their own career is then finished, at worse it could probably damage their own party.

  • At the very least, it will badly damage the reputation of the hardliners.

  • Being able to let go seems safer psychologically, as damage occurs from a failure to release things.


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