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But a lesser plea of inflicting grievous bodily harm was accepted by the CPS. The Sun (2017)They will inflict economic damage, both there and here, for political capital. The Sun (2016)You may inflict this harm because you bear a grudge or, more likely, to extort some money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The parties are no longer merely scrutinising bills; they are trying to kill them, inflicting maximum damage on the other side. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and inflicting grievous bodily harm. The Sun (2014)Rural location would inflict pain on fewer residents. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The pair had argued that the publicity around the arrests had inflicted lasting damage on their reputations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Hundreds of refugees have been denied medical attention for injuries inflicted by government soldiers and police. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent was dropped. The Sun (2010)The brothers say the publicity about the raids had inflicted lasting damage on their reputations and business. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Few of them have accepted or borne any responsibility for the damage they inflicted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My duty as shepherd is to point out the harm grumbling may inflict upon individuals and upon the church. Christianity Today (2000)He opts to work on the body as if he did not want to inflict any more pain on his rival. The Sun (2008)But the odds of more returning reservists taking their own lives or inflicting serious harm on themselves or others are high. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That said, some people will complain about the pain inflicted on us all. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Gone is the instinctive forward who needed just half a yard to inflict total damage while at Liverpool. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Although both sides showed some decent passing moves, neither appeared to inflict much damage on the other. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I wanted to inflict the maximum pain possible on him for heaping all this misery on my family. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This time Broad inflicted the damage. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He shared with a growing number of his compatriots an anxiety about the insensitive damage being inflicted on large parts of France. The Government and Politics of France (1989)He was jailed yesterday for three years after admitting inflicting grievous bodily harm, but will be out early because of time served on remand. The Sun (2011)You didn't feel you'd accomplished anything unless you had inflicted mortal pain on your opponent. The Sun (2008)Nature and animals eased the pain humans inflicted,' she says softly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: inflict VERB
To inflict harm or damage on someone or something means to make them suffer it.
Rebels say they have inflicted heavy casualties on government forces.
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