- to cause the defeat, ruin, or death of.
- Chiefly British. to cook and keep house for; manage or provide for.
- to kill, especially to murder.
- to injure gravely or exhaust; wear out; ruin: The tropical climate did them in.
- to cheat or swindle: He was done in by an unscrupulous broker.
- to wrap and tie up.
- to pin up or arrange (the hair).
- to renovate; launder; clean.
- to wear out; tire.
- to fasten: Do up your coat.
- to dress: The children were all done up in funny costumes.
- to forgo; dispense with.
- to dispense with the thing mentioned: The store doesn't have any, so you'll have to do without.
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Idioms about do
- to put an end to; abolish.
- to kill.
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How to use do in a sentence
When they thought about Lewis, what struck the players most was that he never acted like a do-gooder.
First on the to-do list, the profiling exercises to help the Western masses understand the nature of the wretched beast.
If someone wants to dismiss this as do-goodism, fine, but it has real world effects.Confronting George Clooney’s Critics on South Sudan|John Avlon|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Think of it as the Jersey Shore exception, where you can act like a brutish goon and the first bust is essentially a do-over.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband|Michael Daly|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She tried the direct, how-do-you-do handshake approach, but was blocked by a burly aide-de-camp.Andrew Cuomo Can't Ignore It Now: He's Weak Even at Home|David Freedlander|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ne'er-do-well blew, like seed before the wind, to distant places, but mankind at large stayed at home.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
With time this land had mounted to great values and the holders had been made well-to-do thereby.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
His parents were of the well-to-do farming class, occupied from one year's end to the other with the work of the fields.Bastien Lepage|Fr. Crastre
“But it certainly was a great to-do,” murmured Jessie, as she tried to see what the boys were doing.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
Widder Morse wants to ape these well-to-do folks that live tother end o Whiffle Street.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for do (1 of 6)
- to arrest
- to convict of a crime