Damage - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdæmɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word damage
Brit.  |ˈdamɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word damage


- the occurrence of a change for the worse (syn: harm, impairment)
- loss of military equipment
- the act of damaging something or someone (syn: harm, hurt, scathe)
- the amount of money needed to purchase something(syn: price, terms)
- any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right (syn: wrong)


- inflict damage upon
- suffer or be susceptible to damage


The items were carefully wrapped to protect them from damage during shipping.

The city sustained heavy damage during the war.

Fortunately the boat suffered no serious damage in the storm.

The fall caused considerable damage to her knee.

The disease is known to cause permanent brain damage.

The scandal caused significant damage to her career.

You've said enough. Please leave before you do any more damage.

He tried to repair the damage by apologizing, but it was too late.

He apologized, but the damage was already done.

Please return any items that are damaged during shipping.

Many homes were damaged or completely destroyed in the fire.

The fall severely damaged her knee.

Smoking can seriously damage your lungs.

The scandal significantly damaged her career.

This news will undoubtedly damage the governor's reputation.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: damage
he/she/it: damages
present participle: damaging
past tense: damaged
past participle: damaged
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