1 harm, injury, hurt, impairment, mutilation, destruction, devastation:
Fortunately, there was little damage from the storm.
2 expense, price, cost; bill, invoice, US check:
At the restaurant, the damage came to $50.
3 damages. compensation, reparation, indemnity:
We won the suit and were awarded damages of $10,000 for defamation of character.
4 harm, hurt, injure; wound; mutilate, disfigure, mar, deface; wreck, ruin, spoil, impair:
Although the car was badly damaged, the passengers escaped unharmed. Will this news damage your chances of a promotion?
considerable, enormous, great, serious, severe, substantial, untold | minor, slight | extensive, widespread | irreparable, irreversible, lasting, long-term, permanent
The incident did permanent damage to relations between the two countries.
| criminal, malicious, wilful
He was prosecuted for criminal damage to a vehicle.
The insurance policy covers the building for accidental damage.
| emotional, environmental, mechanical, psychological, structural | brain
She suffered serious brain damage at birth.
VERB + DAMAGE
cause, do, inflict
The earthquake caused widespread damage to property. They inflicted severe psychological damage on their opponents.
| suffer | repair | prevent
The palace suffered extensive damage by fire in 1825.
| ~ from
Crops are sprayed with chemicals to prevent damage from insects.
| ~ to
lasting damage to the environment
the cost/value of the damage
The cost of the damage is estimated at around $2 billion.
| the extent of the damage
At the moment it is difficult to assess the extent of the damage.
2 damages: money you can claim from sb
VERB + DAMAGE
damages incurred by the unfairly sacked workers
| claim, seek, sue (sb) for
He decided to sue the company for damages.
The court will assess the damages.
| apportion, award (sb) | pay (sb) | obtain, receive, recover, win | be liable for, be liable in
(law) If goods are lost in transit, the carrier will be liable for damages.
DAMAGE + NOUN
A woman is to bring a civil damages action against the men she alleges murdered her son.
They are claiming £45 million in damages.
| ~ for
He received damages for personal injury.
| ~ of
She was awarded damages of £90,000.
an action/a claim for damages
The judge upheld her claim for damages against her former employer. verb
badly, seriously, severely
The building was badly damaged by fire.
| slightly | irreparably, permanently
She may have damaged her health irreparably.
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