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Idioms about do

Origin of do

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English dōn; cognate with Dutch doen, German tun; akin to Latin -dere “to put,” facere “to make, do,” Greek tithénai “to set, put,” Sanskrit dadhāti “(he) puts”

synonym study for do

3. Do, accomplish, achieve mean to bring some action to a conclusion. Do is the general word: He did a great deal of hard work. Accomplish and achieve both connote successful completion of an undertaking. Accomplish emphasizes attaining a desired goal through effort, skill, and perseverance: to accomplish what one has hoped for. Achieve emphasizes accomplishing something important, excellent, or great: to achieve a major breakthrough.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH do

dew, do , dew

Other definitions for do (2 of 5)

do2
[ doh ]
/ doʊ /

noun, plural dos.Music.
the syllable used for the first tone or keynote of a diatonic scale.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone C.Compare sol-fa (def. 1), ut.

Origin of do

2
First recorded in 1745–55; from Italian, inverted variant of ut;see origin at gamut

Other definitions for do (3 of 5)

do.

abbreviation
ditto.

Other definitions for do (4 of 5)

D/O

or d.o.


delivery order.

Other definitions for do (5 of 5)

D.O.

or DO


abbreviation
direct object. Also d.o.
Doctor of Optometry.
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
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How to use do in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for do (1 of 6)

do1
/ (duː, unstressed , ) /

verb does, doing, did or done
noun plural dos or do's

Word Origin for do

Old English dōn; related to Old Frisian duān, Old High German tuon, Latin abdere to put away, Greek tithenai to place; see deed, doom

British Dictionary definitions for do (2 of 6)

do2
/ (dəʊ) /

noun plural dos
a variant spelling of doh 1

British Dictionary definitions for do (3 of 6)

do3

the internet domain name for
Dominican Republic

British Dictionary definitions for do (4 of 6)

DO

abbreviation for
Doctor of Optometry
Doctor of Osteopathy

British Dictionary definitions for do (5 of 6)

do.

abbreviation for
ditto

British Dictionary definitions for do (6 of 6)

D/O

d.o.

/ commerce /

abbreviation for
delivery order
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Medical definitions for do

DO

abbr.
Doctor of Osteopathy
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