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verb [transitive] harm pronunciation in British English /hɑː(r)m/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleharming
past tenseharmed
past participleharmed
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  1. to injure, damage, or have a bad effect on someone or something
    He was not the type to deliberately harm his child.
    Does watching violence on TV really harm children?
    Publication of those documents would harm the national interest.
    The government insists that the dam will not harm the environment.



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