do violence to

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Definition of do violence to

: 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.

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“Do violence to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20violence%20to. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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