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harm / härm/ • n. physical injury, esp. that which is deliberately inflicted: it's fine as long as no one is inflicting harm on anyone else. ∎  material damage: it's unlikely to do much harm to the engine. ∎  actual or potential ill effect or danger: I can't see any harm in it. • v. [tr.] physically injure: the villains didn't harm him. ∎  damage the health of: smoking when pregnant can harm your baby. ∎  have an adverse effect on: this could harm his Olympic prospects. PHRASES: come to no harm be unhurt or undamaged. do more harm than good inadvertently make a situation worse rather than better.do (someone) no harm used to indicate that a situation or action will not hurt someone, whether or not it will provide any benefit: the diet of milk and zwieback certainly did him no harm. mean no harm not intend to cause damage or insult: this was cruel, but they meant no harm by it. no harm done used to reassure someone that what they have done has caused no real damage. out of harm's way in a safe place.

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harm sb. OE. hearm = OS., (O)HG. harm, ON. harmr (chiefly) grief, sorrow :- Gmc. *χarmaz, rel. to OSl. sramû shame, injury, Pers. šarm.
So harm vb. OE. hearmian.

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