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Noun
Physical, mental or emotional injury to a person
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“Those who deliberately inflict harm on others must be brought to justice, or at least severely rebuked.”
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An act or state of immorality or injustice
“There is no evidence from the report that this process has reduced social harm.”
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Physical damage caused to something
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“The recent drought has caused great harm to local farmlands.”
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An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
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A harmful action
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Cruel or harmful treatment or abuse
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The undesirable consequences of an action or event
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The rabble, the masses
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Loss or lack of reputation or respect
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An scornful or hurtful act or expression
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The act or state of worsening or making or getting worse
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The act of disparaging or belittling
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Verb
To hurt or injure someone physically, mentally or emotionally
“If there was one thing that got his hackles up, it was when others wanted to harm his family.”
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To physically attack someone or something
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“Wilson would regularly stress the importance of being careful not to harm the native wildlife on the island.”
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To cause damage to
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“Harsh conditions have the potential to harm this fragile structure.”
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To treat someone badly, cruelly or unkindly
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To do an injustice to
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To assault or abuse (a person, especially a woman or child) sexually
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To deliberately hurt, annoy, or offend (someone)
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(of difficulties) To afflict (someone) over a long period
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Penalize for wrongdoing
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To interfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations
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Hurt, incapacitate
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(usually in the negative) To handle, especially in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect
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To make hurtful and untrue comments about
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