Do - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |də|  American pronunciation of the word do
Brit.  |duː|  British pronunciation of the word do
irregular verb:  p.t. — did  p.p. — done

noun

- an uproarious party (syn: bash, brawl)
- the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization (syn: doh, ut)
- doctor's degree in osteopathy

verb

- engage in(syn: make)
- carry out or perform an action (syn: execute, perform)
- get (something) done (syn: perform)
- proceed or get along(syn: come, fare)
- give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally (syn: cause, make)
- carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions (syn: exercise, practice, practise)
- be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity(syn: answer, serve, suffice)

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Examples

We should do something special to celebrate your birthday.

This crime was done deliberately.

I have to do some chores this afternoon.

Tell me what to do and I'll do it.

I'm obliged to do my duty.

He does his work without complaining.

He did a lot for us.

What have I done to you to make you so angry?

What is the stock market doing now: rising or falling?

“What are you doing this weekend?” “I'm just relaxing at home.”

No sooner said than done.

No sooner thought upon than done.

She did her best to win the race.

I shall do my utmost to serve her.

You have but to say, and they will do.

Phrasal verbs

do by  — interact in a certain way
do in  — get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
do up  — wrap for decorative purposes

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: do
he/she/it: does
present participle: doing
past tense: did
past participle: done
noun
singular: do
plural: dos
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