dam|age1 [ `dæmıdʒ ] noun ***
1. ) uncount physical harm caused to something so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured:
Mr. Charlton surveyed the damage caused by the bulldozer.
damage to: Damage to the building could take six months to repair.
do damage: No damage had been done, and we pushed the car back onto the road.
suffer damage: The house suffered only superficial damage in the fire.
serious/severe/extensive damage: A fire had caused serious damage to their apartment.
permanent/irreparable/irreversible damage: Mining in the area was doing irreparable damage to the environment.
brain/liver/nerve damage: a new drug to treat nerve damage
storm/flood/fire/bomb damage (=damage caused by a storm, fire, etc.): Experts have been assessing the level of flood damage.
a ) emotional or mental harm caused to someone:
Many traumatic events may be overcome without lasting damage.
2. ) uncount negative effects on someone or something:
damage to: The damage to the bank's image is extremely serious.
untold damage (=damage that is impossible to measure): The revelations caused untold damage to his political reputation.
3. ) damages plural money that a court orders you to pay someone because you have harmed them or their property:
Mrs. Owen was ordered to pay damages of $6,000.
The jury awarded damages of over $9 million to the victims.
the damage is done
used for saying that something bad or wrong has already been done and cannot be changed
what's the damage? HUMOROUS
used for asking someone how much you have to pay them
dam|age 2 [ `dæmıdʒ ] verb transitive ***
1. ) to harm something physically so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured:
Many buildings and cars had been damaged in the blast.
badly/severely/seriously/extensively damage: The house had been severely damaged by fire.
irreparably/permanently damage: Environmentalists argue that the plan would irreparably damage the island's ecology.
2. ) to have a negative effect on someone or something:
This latest crisis could damage prospects for economic recovery.
badly/seriously/severely damage: His political reputation has been seriously damaged in recent years by the scandal.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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