mean no harm


mean no harm
not intending to cause harm

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • mean no harm — phrase to not intend to hurt, damage, or upset someone or something I didn’t mean any harm: it was just a joke. Thesaurus: to not hurt or harm someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: harm * * * not intend to cause damage or insult this was cruel …   Useful english dictionary

  • mean no harm — to not intend to hurt, damage, or upset someone or something I didn t mean any harm: it was just a joke …   English dictionary

  • harm — 1 noun (U) 1 damage, injury, or trouble caused by someone s actions or by an event: do harm to: Modern farming methods have done considerable harm to the countryside. | do more harm than good (=cause even more problems rather than improving the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mean — mean1 W1S1 [mi:n] v [T] past tense and past participle meant [ment] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(have a particular meaning)¦ 2¦(intend to say something)¦ 3¦(intend to do something)¦ 4¦(result in something)¦ 5¦(be familiar)¦ 6¦(say something seriously)¦ 7¦(how… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mean — I UK [miːn] / US [mɪn] verb [transitive] Word forms mean : present tense I/you/we/they mean he/she/it means present participle meaning past tense meant UK [ment] / US past participle meant *** Get it right: mean: When you want to say what… …   English dictionary

  • mean — mean1 [ min ] (past tense and past participle meant [ ment ] ) verb transitive *** 1. ) to have a particular meaning: The word means something different in French. What does pulchritude mean? mean something by something: Everything depends on… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • harm — harm1 S3 [ha:m US ha:rm] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: hearm] 1.) damage, injury, or trouble caused by someone s actions or by an event ▪ Modern farming methods have done considerable harm to the countryside. ▪ Socks that are too tight can cause… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • harm — harm1 [ harm ] noun uncount ** injury, damage, or problems caused by something you do: projects that lead to environmental harm do/cause (someone) harm: The occasional piece of candy doesn t do you any harm. The new law is likely to do… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • harm — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, serious, untold (esp. BrE) ▪ He was clearly intent on inflicting serious harm on someone. ▪ irreparable, lasting …   Collocations dictionary

  • mean — I [[t]mi͟ːn[/t]] VERB USES ♦ means, meaning, meant (Please look at category 19 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) VERB: no cont If you want to know what a word, code, signal, or gesture means, you… …   English dictionary


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