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    Post "Destroy", "Damage", "Break"?

    Well, in almost of the time, these three words "destroy", "damage", "break" are similar to each other. Help me with distinguishing these words please! Thank you.

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    Re: "Destroy", "Damage", "Break"?

    Welcome!
    Quote Originally Posted by devonpham1998 View Post
    Well, in al most of the time, these three words "destroy", "damage", "break" are similar to each other.
    not necessarily

    Help me with distinguishing these words please! Thank you.
    "destroy" means to damage something so severely that it becomes useless or nonexistent.
    "break" is a particular kind of damage or destruction.
    All three words are verbs. "damage" and "break" are nouns too, as is 'destruction'.

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    Destroy | Define Destroy at Dictionary.com
    Damage | Define Damage at Dictionary.com
    Break | Define Break at Dictionary.com

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    not a teacher

    "Damage" is less severe than "destroy" or "break". Something can be damaged but still be functional.

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