Idioms

Origin of do

1
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

Can be confused

dew do dew

Synonym study

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for do without (1 of 5)

do without


verb (intr, preposition)

to forgo; manage withoutI can't do without cigarettes
not to require (uncalled-for comments or advice)we can do without your criticisms thank you

British Dictionary definitions for do without (2 of 5)

DO


abbreviation for

Doctor of Optometry
Doctor of Osteopathy

British Dictionary definitions for do without (3 of 5)

do

1
/ (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 without (4 of 5)

do

2
/ (dəʊ) /

noun plural dos

a variant spelling of doh 1

British Dictionary definitions for do without (5 of 5)

do

3

the internet domain name for

Dominican Republic
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Idioms and Phrases with do without

do without


Manage in spite of being without something. For example, They will just have to do without a vacation this year, or There was no telephone in the cabin, but we soon learned to do without. [Early 1700s]

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