do harm

This page is about the collocation do harm

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to have a bad effect on somebody or something

For example

  • The floods didn't do any serious harm to our crops.

  • The economic crisis did our country a great deal of harm.

Quick Quiz

Which would you expect to do somebody harm?

a. medicine

b. surgery

c. illness

Contributor: Matt Errey