- 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.
Origin of do1
Examples from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
Newspapers around Europe have also done so in solidarity with the slain.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Neither the Republican nor the Democratic party have done anything to consistently target Asian- American voters.
He made clear that he fully appreciated what the cops had done.
Because I was going more on about how things had already been done.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Somehow he had expected to find her there, and he watched her again, as he had done through Pre Antoine's vines.Bayou Folk|Kate Chopin
A real ghost could have done that, I suppose, but so could any person in reasonable physical shape who knew the terrain.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
The invalids replied untruthfully that they did, while Peter stated that Master had done him good already.Furze the Cruel|John Trevena
They have done better than the average archaeologist with one or another find to his credit.
Some one is so very proper, and such a fine lady, I shouldn't have thought she'd have done things without your knowing.'Demos|George Gissing
- 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.
first (and last) note of the diatonic scale, by 1754, from do, used as a substitution for ut (see gamut) for sonority's sake, first in Italy and Germany. U.S. slang do-re-mi "money" is from 1920s, probably a pun on dough in its slang sense of "cash."
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.