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To not hurt or harm someone or something - synonyms or related words

spare

verb

formal

to not harm, damage, or kill someone or something

mean no harm

to not intend to hurt, damage, or upset someone or something

turn the other cheek

to deliberately not hurt or upset someone who has hurt or upset you

not harm/touch a hair on someone’s head

to not harm someone in any way

not lay a finger on someone

to not hit or harm someone in any way

not to harm a hair on someone’s head

not to cause even the smallest physical injury to someone

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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