American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss.
- n. A department or group, as aboard a naval vessel, responsible for taking action to control damage caused by fire, collision, etc.
- n. Any efforts, as by a company, to curtail losses, counteract unfavorable publicity, etc.
- n. an effort to minimize or curtail damage or loss
“Pulling on clothing with the near-conditioned reflexes of trained but sleepy seamen, they started running to their action stations — to the guns, to rangefinders, to magazines and damage control centres, to first-aid stations and a dozen other positions.”
“With a more refined, resensitized palate and a growing appreciation for a wider range of tastes, you are ready to go beyond mere damage control to pro-beauty beverages with the specific effects you want.”
“As the ship was settling by the bow, Captain Phillimore ordered all men not engaged in engineering or damage control to come up to the comparative safety of the after deck.”
“I'll try to do damage control with the contract and HarperSan Francisco," Gideon went on, "but I may also need for you to document your time spent and outline why his complaints were not in keeping with reality ....”
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