damn

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Interjection[change]

Interjection
damn

  1. (slang) You say damn when you are angry about something.
    Damn! That hurts. Be careful.
    Damn! This machine isn't working again.

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Adverb[change]

Positive
damn

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (slang) If something is damn good, damn sure, etc., it is very much that way.
    I want to make damn sure he knows about it.
    You know damn well I don't drive.
    Be careful! You damn near killed me.

Adjective[change]

Positive
damn

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (usually before the noun) (slang) You use damn to show that you are angry.
    He doesn't know a damn thing about fixing cars.
    Don't be such a damn fool.

Verb[change]

Plain form
damn

Third-person singular
damns

Past tense
damned

Past participle
damned

Present participle
damning

  1. (transitive); (slang); (usually subjunctive) You say "damn you" or "damn (something)" to show that you are angry or that you don't care.
    He slammed his glass down on the table." I am dying, God damn it, dying!
  2. (transitive); (slang); (usually passive) You say "I'll be damned" to show that you are surprised.
    You mean I was right? Well, I'll be damned!"
  3. (transitive); (slang); (usually passive) You say "I'll be damned if something happens" to show that you don't want it to happen or that you don't think it will happen.
  4. (transitive); (usually passive) If someone is damned, go to hell when they die.
    Living that way will damn your soul to Hell.
    Demons and monsters were in the army of the damned.

Noun[change]

Singular
damn

Plural
damns

  1. (countable); (slang) If you don't give a damn, you don't care.
    Look, don't tell me about your problems. I don't give a damn.
  2. (countable); (slang) If something isn't worth a damn, it has no value.

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