Do meaning

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Used as a substitute for an antecedent verb or verb phrase.

He can play the piano, and I can do that, too.

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(vulgar slang) To have sex with or bring to orgasm.
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Do is defined as to accomplish an action.

An example of do is to complete a homework assignment.

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Used as a means of emphasis.

I do want to be sure.

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To behave or conduct oneself; act.

Do as I say and you won't get into trouble.

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(slang) To kill; murder.
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Used with the infinitive without to in questions, negative statements, and inverted phrases.

Do you understand? I did not sleep well. Little did we know what was in store for us.

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To work out by studying.

Do a homework assignment.

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A statement of what should be done.

A list of the dos and don'ts of management.

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(informal) An entertainment; a party.

Attended a big do at the embassy.

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(slang) Fecal matter; excrement.
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The first tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
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A hairdo.
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Doctor of Optometry.
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Doctor of Osteopathy.
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Ditto.
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To bring about; cause; produce.

It does no harm; who did this to you?

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To exert (efforts, etc.)

Do your best.

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To have as one's work or occupation; work at or on.

What does he do for a living?

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To work out; solve.

Do a problem.

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To produce or appear in (a play, etc.)

We did Hamlet.

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To write or publish (a book), compose (a musical score), etc.
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To translate.

To do Horace into English.

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To give; render.

To do honor to the dead.

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To suit; be convenient to.

This will do me very well.

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To decorate or design.

Do a room in earth tones.

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(informal) To have or take (a meal)

Let's do lunch.

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(informal) To visit as a sightseer; tour.

They did England in two months.

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(informal) To cheat; swindle.

They did him out of his rightful share.

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(informal) To serve (a jail term)
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(slang) To take; ingest; use.

We've never done drugs.

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(slang) To perform a sexual act upon; specif., to have sexual intercourse with.
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(slang) To kill.
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To act in a specified way; behave or perform.

He does well when treated well.

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To be active; work.

Do; don't merely talk.

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To finish.
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To get along; fare.

Mother and child are doing well.

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To be adequate or suitable; serve the purpose.

The black dress will do.

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To take place; go on.

Anything doing tonight?

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(chiefly brit., informal) Used as a substitute verb after a modal auxiliary or a form of have in a perfect tense.

I haven't seen the film, but she may have done.

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Used to give emphasis, or as a legal convention.

Do stay a while, do hereby enjoin.

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Used to ask a question.

Did you write?

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Used to serve as part of a negative command or statement.

Do not go; they do not like it.

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Used to serve as a substitute verb.

Love me as I do (love) you.

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Used to form inverted constructions after some adverbs.

Little did he realize.

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(chiefly brit., informal) A hoax; swindle.
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(chiefly brit., informal) A party or social event.
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(slang) Excrement; feces.

Dog do.

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(music) A syllable representing the first or last tone of the diatonic scale.
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Ditto.
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Doctor of Osteopathy.
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Doctor of Optometry.
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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
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(auxiliary) A syntactic marker in questions.

Do you go there often?

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(auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations.

I do not go there often.

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(auxiliary) A syntactic marker for emphasis.

But I do go sometimes.

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(auxiliary) A syntactic marker to avoid repetition of an earlier verb.

I play tennis; she does too.

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All you ever do is surf the Internet; what will you do this afternoon?

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W. Caxton.

My lord Abbot of Westminster did do shewe to me late certain evidences.

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Spenser.

A fatal plague which many did to die.

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Bible, 2 Cor. viii. 1

We do you to wit [i.e. we make you to know] of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia.

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(intransitive) To suffice.

It’s not the best broom, but it will have to do; this will do me, thanks.

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(intransitive) To be reasonable or acceptable.

It simply will not do to have dozens of children running around such a quiet event.

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To have (as an effect).

The fresh air did him some good.

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(intransitive) To fare; to succeed or fail.

Our relationship isn't doing very well; how do you do?

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(chiefly in questions) To have as one's job.

What does Bob do? — He's a plumber.

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To cook.

I'll just do some eggs.

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To travel in, to tour, to make a circuit of.

Let’s do New York also.

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To treat in a certain way.
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To spend (time) in jail.

I did five years for armed robbery.

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They really laughed when he did Clinton, with a perfect accent and a leer.

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(slang) To kill.
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(slang) To have sex with. (See also do it)
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To cheat or swindle.

That guy just did me out of two hundred bucks!

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To convert into a certain form; especially, to translate.

The novel has just been done into English; I'm going to do do this play into a movie.

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(intransitive) To finish.

Aren't you done yet?

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(UK, dated, intransitive) To work as a domestic servant (with for).
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(archaic, dialectal, auxiliary) Used to form the present progressive of verbs.
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(stock exchange) To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.
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(colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.

We’re having a bit of a do on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.

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(informal) A hairdo.

Nice do!

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Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).
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(archaic) Ado; bustle; stir; to-do.
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(music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.
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(rare) Abbreviation of ditto.
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The ccTLD for Dominican Republic as assigned by the IANA.
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To put forth; exert.

Do the best you can.

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To have as an occupation or profession.

Have you decided what you will do after college?

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(slang) To cheat; swindle.

Do a relative out of an inheritance.

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(slang) To take (drugs) illegally.
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To take place; happen.

What's doing in London this time of year?

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Used as a substitute for an antecedent verb.

Worked as hard as everyone else did.

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Used after another verb for emphasis.

Run quickly, do!

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A commotion.
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A hairdo.
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(chiefly british slang) A swindle; a cheat.
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can
  • To prefer not to experience or deal with:
    I could do without their complaints.
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(informal) do a disappearing act
  • To vanish.
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do away with
  • To make an end of; eliminate.
  • To destroy; kill.
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(vulgar slang) do it
  • To engage in sexual intercourse.
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do (one) proud
  • To act or perform in a way that gives cause for pride.
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do (one's) bit
  • To make an individual contribution toward an overall effort.
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do (one's) business
  • To defecate. Used especially of a pet.
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(slang) do (one's) own thing
  • To do what one does best or finds most enjoyable:
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do down
  • to criticize, belittle, or demean; disparage
  • to gain advantage over, as by deception
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do in
  • to kill
  • to tire out; exhaust
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do over
  • to redecorate
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do right by someone
  • to act rightly (or well, wrongly, etc.) toward or for someone
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do's and don'ts
  • the things permitted or required and the things forbidden; rules and regulations
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do up
  • to prepare
  • to wrap up; tie up; fasten
  • to arrange (the hair) so that it is off the neck and shoulders
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do up right
  • to do carefully or thoroughly
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do oneself well
  • to achieve success for oneself
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do with
  • to make use of
  • to find helpful or agreeable
    I could do with a cold drink.
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do without
  • to get along without (something); dispense with (something)
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have to do with
  • to be related to or connected with
  • to be associated with; deal with
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of do

  • Middle English don from Old English dōn dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Italian more singable replacement of ut gamut

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English don (“to do”), from Old English dōn (“to do”), from Proto-Germanic *dōną (“to do”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (“to put, place, do, make”). Cognate with Scots dae (“to to”), West Frisian dwaan (“to do”), Dutch doen (“to do”), Low German doon (“to do”), German tun (“to do”), Latin facio (“I do, make”), Ancient Greek τίθημι (tithēmi), Lithuanian dėti (“to put”), Polish dziać (“to happen”), Albanian ndodh (“to happen, occur, to be located”), Russian делать (delatʹ, “to do”), Sanskrit दधाति (dádhāti), Russian деть (detʹ, “to put, to place”).

    From Wiktionary

  • . + ISO 3166-1 country code for Dominican Republic, do.

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  • From Italian do.

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  • Short for ditto.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the above verb.

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