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Definition: Meaning of, do in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / duː /

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do did done
Present Participle Third Person Singular
does
  1. used with another verb to form questions or negatives
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  2. spoken used to form QUESTION TAG s (= short questions that you add to the end of statements)
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  3. used instead of repeating a verb that has already been used
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  4. used to emphasize the main verb in a sentence
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  5. spoken used when politely offering someone something
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
do did done
Present Participle Third Person Singular
doing does
  1. action/activity [transitive] to perform an action or activity
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  2. succeed [intransitive] used to ask or talk about how successful someone is at something
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  3. have an effect [transitive] to have a particular effect on something or someone
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  4. job [transitive] to have a particular job
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  5. enough/acceptable [intransitive,transitive not in progressive] used to say that something will be enough or be acceptable
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  6. what somebody will do for something used to talk about what arrangements someone has made to get something they need
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  7. what is somebody/something doing? spoken used to ask why someone or something is in a particular place or doing a particular thing, especially when you are surprised or annoyed by this
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  8. do your/somebody's hair/nails/make-up etc to do something that improves your appearance or someone else's appearance
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  9. spend time [transitive] informal to spend a period of time doing something
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  10. study [transitive not in passive] British English to study a particular subject in a school or university
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  11. cook [transitive] to cook a particular type of food
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  12. do 10 miles/20 kms etc to achieve a particular distance, speed etc
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  13. provide a service [transitive] to provide a particular service or sell a particular product
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  14. perform a play [transitive] to perform a particular play, show etc
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  15. decorate [transitive] to paint or decorate a room, house etc
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  16. behave [intransitive] to behave in a particular way
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  17. somebody doesn't do nice/funny/sensible etc spoken informal used humorously to say that someone cannot or does not behave in a particular way
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  18. copy behaviour [transitive] to copy someone's behaviour or the way they talk, especially in order to entertain people
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  19. do lunch/do a movie etc informal to have lunch, go to see a film etc with someone
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  20. drugs [transitive] informal to use an illegal drug
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  21. visit [transitive] to visit a particular place, especially as a tourist
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  22. that'll do! spoken used to tell a child to stop behaving badly
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  23. that does it! spoken used to say angrily that you will not accept a situation any more
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  24. that should do it also that ought to do it spoken used to say that you will have finished doing something if you just do one more thing
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  25. do it informal to have sex - used humorously or when you want to avoid saying the word 'sex'
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  26. somebody would do well to do something used to advise someone that they should do something
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  27. punish [transitive] British English spoken to punish or attack someone
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  28. deceive [transitive] British English informal to deceive or trick someone
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  29. what's doing ...? spoken used to ask what is happening
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  30. do or die used to say that someone is determined to do something very brave or dangerous even if they die attempting it
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  31. how (are) you doing? spoken used when you meet someone to ask them if they are well, happy etc
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  32. what can I do you for? spoken used humorously to ask someone how you can help them, especially when you are trying to sell them something
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  33. do well by somebody to treat someone well
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  34. do one spoken informal used to tell someone who is making you feel upset or angry to go away
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Singular Plural
do dos, do's
doh [singular, uncountable] doh [singular, uncountable] or [countable] or [countable]
  1. informal a party or other social event
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  2. dos and don'ts also do's and don'ts things that you should and should not do in a particular situation
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  3. American English informal a HAIRDO
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  4. the first note in the musical SCALE according to the SOL-FA system
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DO


Definition: Meaning of, DO in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / duː /

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  1. doctor's degree in osteopathy
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DO used in phrases

  • São Bernardo do Campo (noun)
    1. a city in southeastern Brazil; an industrial suburb of São Paulo
  • can-do (adjective)
    1. informal willing to try anything and expect that it will work
  • derring-do (noun)
    1. deeds/acts etc of derring-do very brave actions like the ones that happen in adventure stories - used humorously
  • do a job on (verb)
    1. destroy completely or make ugly or useless
  • do by (verb)
    1. interact in a certain way
  • do drugs (verb)
    1. use recreational drugs
  • do good (verb)
    1. be beneficial for
  • do it (verb)
    1. have sexual intercourse
  • do justice (verb)
    1. bring out fully or to advantage
    2. show due and full appreciation
  • do one's best (verb)
    1. perform a task as well as possible
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DO used in phrasal verbs

  • do away with (phrasal verb)
    1. do away with something to get rid of something
    2. do away with someone informal to murder someone
  • do down (phrasal verb)
    1. to criticize someone in a way that makes them seem stupid or unsuccessful
  • do for (phrasal verb)
    1. do for someone British English informal to make it impossible for someone to succeed or to continue living
    2. do for someone British English old-fashioned to regularly clean someone else’s house and cook for them
  • do in (phrasal verb)
    1. informal to murder someone
    2. [usually passive] spoken to make someone feel very tired
  • do out (phrasal verb)
    1. informal to make a room, cupboard, or drawer thoroughly tidy and clean
    2. to decorate a room
  • do out of (phrasal verb)
    1. do someone out of something to stop someone from getting or having something that they should have, especially in a way that is unfair or dishonest
  • do over (phrasal verb)
    1. [usually passive] British English if your house has been done over, thieves have got into it and stolen things from it, usually causing damage
    2. British English to attack someone and hit and kick them
  • do to (phrasal verb)
    1. do something to something to make changes in something
    2. do something to someone to treat someone in a way that harms them
  • do up (phrasal verb)
    1. [transitive] to fasten something
    2. [intransitive] if clothes do up in a particular way, they fasten in that way
  • do with (phrasal verb)
    1. be something/anything/nothing to do with have (something/anything) to do with
    2. to be connected with someone or something
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Pronunciation: ˌdəːmətə(ʊ)mʌɪə(ʊ)ˈsʌɪtɪs
Parts of Speech: noun
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