damn near

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of damn near

informal + impolite
: just about : almost
  • He damn near killed us!

Word by Word Definitions

damn play
  1. : to condemn to a punishment or fate

  2. : to condemn vigorously and often irascibly for some real or fancied fault or defect

  3. : to condemn as a failure by public criticism

  1. : the utterance of the word damn as a curse

  2. : a minimum amount or degree (as of care or consideration) : the least bit

  1. : damned

near play
  1. : at, within, or to a short distance or time

  2. : almost, nearly

  3. : in a close or intimate manner : closely

  1. : close to

  1. : not far distant in time, place, or degree

  2. : almost happening : narrowly missed or avoided

  3. : nearly not happening

  1. : approach


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