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To damage or spoil something

damage

verb

to harm something physically so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured

spoil

verb

to affect something in a way that makes it worse, less attractive, or less enjoyable

mark

verb

to make a mark on the surface of something so that its appearance is spoiled or damaged

harm

verb

to injure, damage, or have a bad effect on someone or something

stain

verb

to leave a mark on something accidentally

mar

verb

to spoil something

disfigure

verb

to spoil the appearance of someone or something

hurt

verb

to cause damage or problems, or to harm someone’s chance to succeed at something

injure

verb

to cause harm to someone or something

take its toll

to harm or damage someone or something, especially in a gradual way

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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