Definition of "grievous bodily harm" [grievous bodily harm]
Serious physical injury, or the fact of causing such injury.(noun)
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Use "grievous bodily harm" in a sentence
"The Pinnacle Peak's idea of welcome was a handshake in the form of grievous bodily harm from a bluff language instructor called Hardy ( 'everybody calls me Jingo'), a sermon full of veiled threats from a geriatric grammarian headmistress, Miss McKim, and a gentle reproof from old Fotheringay."
"Ellis Quint's bail is rescinded as he didn't turn up, and also he'll be charged with grievous bodily harm to his father."
"John Probyn, charged with doing grievous bodily harm to a constable."