damage

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
damage

Plural
damages

  1. (uncountable) If something has some damage, there is something broken or hurt.
    Their car hit a truck, but luckily there was very little damage to the car.
  2. (plural only) Money that someone has to pay someone else because something was damaged or someone was hurt.
    The reason his car hit another car was that he did something wrong, so he had to pay damages to the owner of the other car.

Verb[change]

Plain form
damage

Third-person singular
damages

Past tense
damaged

Past participle
damaged

Present participle
damaging

  1. (transitive) If you damage something, you break or hurt it.
    All those cigarettes have damaged her health.
    The factory has caused significant damage to the local environment.