done

[ duhn ]
/ dʌn /

verb

past participle of do1.
Nonstandard. a simple past tense of do1.

auxiliary verb

South Midland and Southern U.S. Nonstandard. (used with a principal verb in the past or, sometimes, present tense to indicate completed action): I done told you so. He done eat his lunch.

adjective

Idioms for done

OTHER WORDS FROM done

half-done, adjective

usage note for done

4. In the adjectival sense “completed, finished, through,” done dates from the 14th century and is entirely standard: Is your portrait done yet?
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British Dictionary definitions for done for

done
/ (dʌn) /

verb

interjection

an expression of agreement, as on the settlement of a bargain between two parties

adjective

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Idioms and Phrases with done for (1 of 2)

done for

1

Exhausted, worn out, as in This old computer is just about done for. [Colloquial; c. 1800] Also see done in.

2

Doomed to death or destruction, as in Before he went to the hospital it seemed as if he was done for. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with done for (2 of 2)

done

In addition to the idioms beginning with done

  • done deal
  • done for
  • done in
  • done to a T

also see:

  • 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.

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