- tired; exhausted.
- deprived of one's means, position, etc.
- dead or close to death.
verb (used with object), present singular 1st person do, 2nd do or (Archaic) do·est or dost, 3rd does or (Archaic) do·eth or doth, present plural do; past singular 1st person did, 2nd did or (Archaic) didst, 3rd did, past plural did; past participle done; present participle do·ing.
verb (used without object), present singular 1st person do, 2nd do or (Archaic) do·est or dost, 3rd does or (Archaic) do·eth or doth, present plural do; past singular 1st person did, 2nd did or (Archaic) didst, 3rd did, past plural did; past participle done; present participle do·ing.
auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person do, 2nd do or (Archaic) do·est or dost, 3rd does or (Archaic) do·eth or doth, present plural do; past singular 1st person did, 2nd did or (Archaic) didst, 3rd did, past plural did; past participle done; present participle do·ing.
noun, plural dos, do's.
- 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.
- to put an end to; abolish.
- to kill.
Origin of do1
Synonyms for do
Related Words for doneexecuted, exhausted, down, ended, set, wrought, drained, perfected, complete, completed, wired, rendered, realized, spent, fulfilled, fixed, concluded, performed, effected, succeeded
Examples from the Web for done
Contemporary Examples of done
But the other thing that needs to be done is for us citizens to do.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
January 8, 2015
Newspapers around Europe have also done so in solidarity with the slain.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too
January 8, 2015
Neither the Republican nor the Democratic party have done anything to consistently target Asian- American voters.Asian-Americans Are The New Florida
January 8, 2015
He made clear that he fully appreciated what the cops had done.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
Because I was going more on about how things had already been done.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
Historical Examples of done
Now, Mr. Bines, I like him and I dare say you've done the best thing for him, unusual as it was.
But he had not done so, and she was glad he could be restrained and deliberate in that "breedy" sort of way.
It was not that she could not say "I have done no wickedness;" let us place this heroine in no false light.
Did he say anything about what he had done with this thousand dollars or more?Brave and Bold
He'll think he's done it all himself, and it's right he should.
- an exclamation of frustration when something is ruined
- an exclamation when something is completed
- dead or almost dead
- in serious difficulty
verb does, doing, did or done
- to arrest
- to convict of a crime
noun plural dos or do's
Word Origin for do
noun plural dos
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past participle of do; from Old English past participle gedon (a vestige of the prefix is in ado). U.S. Southern use of done in phrases like "he done gone to the store" is attested from 1827, according to OED: "a perfective auxiliary or with adverbial force in the sense 'already; completely.' " Meaning "finished" is early 15c. Slang done for "doomed" is from 1842.
Middle English do, first person singular of Old English don "make, act, perform, cause; to put, to place," from West Germanic *don (cf. Old Saxon duan, Old Frisian dua, Dutch doen, Old High German tuon, German tun), from PIE root *dhe- "to put, place, do, make" (see factitious).
Use as an auxiliary began in Middle English. Periphrastic form in negative sentences ("They did not think") replaced the Old English negative particles ("Hie ne wendon"). Slang meaning "to do the sex act with or to" is from 1913. Expression do or die is attested from 1620s. Cf. does, did, done.
In addition to the idioms beginning with done
- done deal
- done for
- done in
- done to a T
- easier said than done
- good as done
- have done (with)
- no sooner said (than done)
- not done
- over and done with
- seen one, seen them all (been there, done that)
- what's done is done
- when all's said and done
Also see underdo.