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doover

[ doo-ver ]
/ ˈdu vər /
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noun Australian Slang.

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Origin of doover

First recorded 1940–45; origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of “do for now”

Definition for doover (2 of 2)

do-over
[ doo-oh-ver ]
/ ˈduˌoʊ vər /

noun

an opportunity to do something again or repeat it, especially when it did not turn out well the first time: I wish I could have a do-over of the past five years of my life.
a makeover, as a renovation or a beauty treatment: Enter the sweepstakes to win a full kitchen do-over with new granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.A do-over at the spa made me feel young again!

Origin of do-over

First recorded in 1890–95; noun use of verb phrase do over
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British Dictionary definitions for doover

do over

verb (tr, adverb)

informal to renovate or redecorate
British, Australian and NZ slang to beat up; thrash
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Idioms and Phrases with doover

do over

Also, do something over.

1

Also, do over again. Repeat something, as in This setup won't work; I'll have to do it over again.

2

Redecorate, as in We've decided to do over the living room. [Early 1900s]

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