do violence to

Definition of do violence to

  1. :  to harm or weaken (something) :  to make (something) less effective They want to make a movie from the book without doing violence to the simplicity of the original story.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to bring to pass :  carry out

    :  put

    :  perform, execute

  1. :  fuss, ado

    :  deed, duty

    :  a festive get-together :  affair, party

  1. :  the first tone of the diatonic scale in solmization

  1. : ditto

    : double occupancy

  1. :  the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy

    :  an instance of violent treatment or procedure

    :  injury by or as if by distortion, infringement, or profanation :  outrage

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to criticize severely

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