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come to harm

To encounter an unpleasant situation, often one involving injury or damage. If anyone comes to harm in this operation, you will have to answer to the chief. My car came to harm during the storm when a tree branch fell on it.
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come to harm

to experience something bad; to get damaged or harmed. I sincerely hope that you do not come to harm. I hope no one comes to harm.
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Along with her two children, Simon is Lauren's world and the thought of him coming to harm is terrifying.
This has included priority offenders that pose a risk to the community in effort to prevent the community from coming to harm in total 12 people have been arrested over the two days and were detained for the next available court.
Hezbollah said there were old people, casualties and pregnant women in the buses stranded outside Syrian regime control in the desert and called on the international community to step in to prevent them coming to harm, AFP reported.
Today, an exclusive 15-month ECHO investigation revealed how Wirral Council missed several opportunities to probe the predators and prevent further victims from coming to harm.
But the package became his downfall after police traced him through DNA on the stamp and smashed the plot without anyone coming to harm.
We did not want to have to destroy the animal but our main concern has to be public safety, we already had one young girl who had been seriously injured and we had to do what we could to prevent anyone else from coming to harm.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists president, Professor Caroline MacEwen, warned that inappropriate waiting times for eye care meant that: "Patients are coming to harm through these processes .
You believed snipers and the SAS were around you and you were seeking to stop Mr Reid from coming to harm.
But it could find no evidence of any patient coming to harm.
The 'absent' category was created in 2013 to free up police resources from looking for children who frequently abscond for hours - and sometimes days - at a time but who were not thought to be coming to harm.
The scheme allows police to inform a potential victim of a partner's history in an effort to prevent them from coming to harm and allow them to make an informed decision over whether to continue the relationship.
This may sound suffi-cient, but evidence would suggest that longer programmes that systematically build skills and values are much more likely to prevent young people from coming to harm than one-off lessons.
Children are protected via "robust" procedures to prevent them coming to harm and staff have a good understanding of their responsibilities and the correct steps to take should they have a concern about a child.
According to a release from the organization, the recipient does not wish to be named, but he or she provided important information that led to an investigation and allowed the SEC to prevent additional investors from coming to harm.
According to a study by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS), patients are coming to harm because of increased waiting lists.