damage control

dam·age con·trol
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dam-ij kuh n-trohl]
    • /ˈdæm ɪdʒ kənˈtroʊl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [dam-ij kuh n-trohl]
    • /ˈdæm ɪdʒ kənˈtroʊl/

Definitions of damage control words

  • uncountable noun damage control Damage control is action that is taken to make the bad results of something as small as possible, when it is impossible to avoid bad results completely. 3
  • noun damage control a department or group, as aboard a naval vessel, responsible for taking action to control damage caused by fire, collision, etc. 1
  • noun damage control any efforts, as by a company, to curtail losses, counteract unfavorable publicity, etc. 1
  • noun damage control Any efforts, as by a company or organisation, to curtail losses, counteract unfavorable publicity, etc. 0

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damage control popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for damage control

noun damage control

  • compensation — Compensation is money that someone who has experienced loss or suffering claims from the person or organization responsible, or from the state.
  • correction — Corrections are marks or comments made on a piece of work, especially school work, which indicate where there are mistakes and what are the right answers.
  • recompense — to repay; remunerate; reward, as for service, aid, etc.
  • troubleshooting — to act or be employed as a troubleshooter: She troubleshoots for a large industrial firm.

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