damn near

Definition of damn near

informal + impolite

  1. :  just about :  almost He damn near killed us!

Word by Word Definitions

damnplay
  1. :  to condemn to a punishment or fate

    :  to condemn to hell

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

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

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

  1. :  damned

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

    :  almost, nearly

    :  in a close or intimate manner :  closely

  1. :  close to

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

    :  almost happening :  narrowly missed or avoided

    :  nearly not happening

  1. :  approach


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