do with

  1. could do with or can do with to find useful; benefit from: she could do with a night's sleep

  2. have to do with to be involved in or connected with: his illness has a lot to do with his failing the exam

  1. to do with concerning; related to

  2. what…do with

    • to put or place: what did you do with my coat?

    • to handle or treat: what are we going to do with these hooligans?

    • to fill one's time usefully: she didn't know what to do with herself when term ended

Words Nearby do with

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How to use do with in a sentence

  • Same picturs, same plate, same fixin's, same don't-know-what-to-do-with-your-self-kinder-o'-lookin'-master.

    The Attache | Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Other Idioms and Phrases with do with

do with

Put up or manage with, as in I can do with very little sleep. [Early 1800s] Also see can do with; have to do with.

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