[ duhn ]
/ dʌn /
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.
completed; finished; through: Our work is done.
worn out; exhausted; used up.
in conformity with fashion, good taste, or propriety; acceptable: It isn't done.
Words nearby done
Idioms for done
- tired; exhausted.
- deprived of one's means, position, etc.
- dead or close to death.
be/have done with, to break off relations or connections with; stop.
done for, Informal.
done in, Informal. very tired; exhausted: He was really done in after a close race.
OTHER WORDS FROM donehalf-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?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for done in
/ (dʌn) /
the past participle of do 1
be done with or have done with to end relations with
have done to be completely finishedhave you done?
that's done it
- an exclamation of frustration when something is ruined
- an exclamation when something is completed
an expression of agreement, as on the settlement of a bargain between two parties
cooked enoughdone to a turn
used upthey had to surrender when the ammunition was done
socially proper or acceptablethat isn't done in higher circles
informal cheated; tricked
done for informal
- dead or almost dead
- in serious difficulty
done in or done up informal physically exhausted
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Idioms and Phrases with done in (1 of 2)
Exhausted, very tired, as in After that hike I felt absolutely done in. [Colloquial; early 1900s] Also see done for, def. 1.
Idioms and Phrases with done in (2 of 2)
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.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.