inflict harm

See: assault, strike
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Instantly the warriors ceased firing, for it was quite apparent that the vessel was entirely helpless, and, far from being in a position to inflict harm upon us, she could not even control herself sufficiently to escape.
He also includes a status report on where we are today with infectious diseases that are emerging and re-emerging to inflict harm on individuals and large segments of populations.
The reason why we're trying to restrict that area is to ensure that not one of these terrorists maybe able to escape because one terrorist who is able to escape has the potential to inflict harm on many of our nationals,' he said.
We do not seek an accelerated reunification of Korea, nor an excuse to garrison troops north of the Armistice Agreement's Military Demarcation Line," Thorton said, adding that the US has "no desire to inflict harm on the long-suffering" people of North Korea.
Israel's deterrent is measured by the actual result it can achieve in the event of a war, and by recognizing its inability to achieve victory and that it is only capable of inflicting limited harm on the enemy, means that Hezbollah possess an opposite deterrence to inflict harm on Israel.
The anti-Qatar quartet seems to have overestimated Qatari fears of isolation from the GCC and their own ability to inflict harm on their neighbour.
It could be an indicator of a new more aggressive phase of the battle with terrorist organizations, which work tirelessly to inflict harm on Lebanon and to drag it into chaos and ruin.
It cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people to get his or her hands on a gun," he declared.
It is alarming that people continue to ignore the warnings and unwittingly fund the criminals who inflict harm and misery on our society.
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He said that the FBI was considering the massacre a "hate crime," and then turned the blame away from the alleged killer and toward the weapon he used: "We don't have all the facts, but we do know that once again innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.
Some names may induce laughing, provoke sarcasm and mockery, or may simply be repulsive or ugly, which might inflict harm on the person, leading him to lose self-confidence.