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badly damage

This page is about the collocation badly damage

collocation pattern: adverb + verb

Meaning

to do a lot of damage to something

For example

  • Our house was badly damaged in the storm.

  • Using cheap foreign labour can damage a company's image quite badly.

Note:
Similar collocations are "seriously damage" and "severely damage"

Quick Quiz

I knew I'd damaged my knee badly because

a. there were some scratches on it

b. one of the scratches was bleeding

c. it really hurt and I couldn't bend it

Contributor: Matt Errey