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Definitions of DO

  1. To act or behave in any manner; to fare, or to be in a state with regard to sickness or health; to succeed or accomplish a purpose; to fit, beadapted, or answer the design in view. To have to do with, to have concern or business with; to deal with; to have carnal commerce with. Do is used for a verb, to save the repetition of it; in the imperative, to express an urgent request or command; as an auxiliary, in asking questions; and also to express emphasis. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To place; to put. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to effect; to achieve. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what I can. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make ready for an object, purpose, or use, as food by cooking; to cook completely or sufficiently; as, the meat is done on one side only. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To cheat; to gull; to overreach. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To cause; to make; - with an infinitive. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to finish; to accomplish; - a sense conveyed by the construction, which is that of the past participle done. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To perform work upon, about, for, or at, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To perform; achieve; bring about; make ready for some object or purpose; colloquially, to cheat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To perform any action: to bring about or effect: to accomplish or finish: to prepare: to put or bring into any form or state. -TO DO ON, to don or put on; TO DO OFF, to doff or put off; TO DO AWAY, to remove or destroy; TO BE DONE FOR, to be defeated or ruined. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To act; perform; effect; finish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To bring to accomplishment; perform; execute; effect; transact; finish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day? Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To act or behave:-pr.p. doing; pa.t did; pa.p. done (dun). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To fare or get on, as to health: to succeed: to suit or avail. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To act; be about; fare; succeed; answer a purpose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To act; work. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To conduct oneself; fare, as in health. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To answer the purpose; suffice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Or auxiliary, to perform; to execute; to practise; to perform for the benefit or injury of another; to observe; to exert; to transact; to finish; to execute and bring to a conclusion; to take a step or measure; to answer the purpose; to make or cause. To have to do, to have concern with. To do with, to dispose of; to make use of; to employ; to gain; to effect by influence; to have business; to deal. To do away, to remove; to destroy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To act; to practise; to perform; to achieve; to succeed; to fulfil a purpose; to finish or end, as, "I have done with the book;" to cease to be concerned, as, "I have done with him;" in Scrip., to make, as, "we do you to wit," that is, "we make you to know;" put into the form of, as, "done into verse;" to fare; to be in a state in regard to health. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Deed; act; fear. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Ado; bustle; stir; to do. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A cheat; a swindle. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. An abbreviation of Ditto. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. The first of the syllables used in the musical scale; the tone C. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Doer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. See Ditto. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. The first or C note in the scale. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. In music, the Italian name for the first or C note in the scale. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. A cheat; an imposture. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. Pronounced as if written, an abbreviation of ditto, which see. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. Did. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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  1. He knew not what to do – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. What do I say- 21l. – The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray
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