Do in - definition, transcription

Amer.  |də ɪn|
Brit.  |də ɪn|

verb

- get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing (syn: liquidate, neutralise, neutralize, waste)

Examples

The criminals have done in the old man.

My neighbour tried to do herself in by taking poison.

Financial wheeling and dealing has done the company in.

Long hours really did me in.

He fell off the stage and did his back in.

...a business venture that was done in by poor planning...

...the early frost did in all of our tender plants...

You'd better go ahead; I'm done in and must rest here.

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