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British pronunciation/dˈuː/
American pronunciation/ˈdu/
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to perform an action that is not mentioned by name

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to do definition and meaning
1.1

to have a certain occupation or profession

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'What does your wife do?'
'What does your wife do?'
What do you do for work?
What do you do for work?
Do you enjoy what you do for a living?
1.2

(dummy verb) to perform an action that is specified by a noun

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The surgery was done skillfully by the experienced surgeon.
He did his duty by reporting the incident to the authorities.
He did a good deed by rescuing the stranded kitten from the tree.
The construction of the bridge was done precisely to ensure structural integrity.
I'll do the paperwork while you do the research.
1.3

to produce, provide, or make something available

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Does this café do breakfast on weekends?
The bakery does specialty cakes for special occasions.
The company does custom software development for various clients.
The tech store does repairs for smartphones and laptops.
Does this café do breakfast on weekends?
1.4

to solve or calculate something

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Can you do this Sudoku puzzle?
Can you do this logic puzzle?
I can't do these complex equations without a calculator.
The students were asked to do a series of algebraic expressions for homework.
Are you able to do statistical analysis for this research project?
1.5

to study or learn something

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He did economics and finance for his undergraduate degree.
She did mathematics throughout her high school years.
She did psychology as her major in college.
Have you done any philosophy courses during your time at university?
They are doing advanced calculus as part of their mathematics degree.
1.6

to have sexual intercourse with someone

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She did him on the kitchen counter after a romantic dinner.
She did him in the back seat of the car while they were parked at the beach.
He did his wife every night before going to sleep.
He did her in the shower while they were getting ready for work.
He did her in the bedroom while the children were away at a sleepover.
1.7

to imitate a person, character, or accent to make people laugh

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Can you do a Donald Duck voice?
He does a great Al Pacino.
He does a perfect Arnold Schwarzenegger.
She does a great Marilyn Monroe when singing "Happy Birthday."
Can you do a British accent like they do in the movies?
1.8

to produce or perform a specific play, show, opera, etc.

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She did the lead role in the school play.
She did the character of Portia in the famous play The Merchant of Venice.
She did Ophelia in the recent performance of Hamlet.
He did Macbeth in the renowned production at the Globe Theatre.
The school drama club is doing a musical called "The Sound of Music."
1.9

to take narcotic drugs

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She did heroin to numb the pain of her addiction.
He does opioids to manage his chronic pain.
They did LSD to explore their minds and experience hallucinations.
He did cocaine at the party to feel more energetic.
He did marijuana to relax after a long day at work.
1.10

to attend to a person

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The doctor can do you after lunch for a check-up.
The doctor can do you right after the next appointment.
Can the tailor do me by the end of the day?
The stylist can do you for a haircut at 5 PM.
The therapist said she could do you for a session this evening.
1.11

to physically hurt someone by beating them

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The gang did the rival member to send a message.
They did the stalker who had been harassing them for weeks.
He did his opponent in the boxing ring, winning the match by a knockout.
He did the mugger who tried to steal his wallet.
She did her abusive ex-boyfriend when he tried to attack her again.
1.12

to commit theft from a particular place

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The burglars did a bank in the downtown area.
The thieves did a jewelry store last night.
The criminals did a high-end boutique and got away with valuable items.
The thieves did an electronics store and stole several valuable gadgets.
They were planning to do a museum, but the security was too tight.
1.13

to trick someone

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The tourists felt they had been done after purchasing overpriced souvenirs.
He realized he had been done when the promised services were never delivered.
She realized she had been done when she discovered the product was fake.
1.14

to punish someone, typically in a legal or official manner

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The police did them for vandalism in the city park.
The authorities did him for embezzlement after a thorough investigation.
She got done for fraud in the financial scheme.
The company got done for violating environmental regulations.
He got done for shoplifting at the local mall.
1.15

to be destroyed or ruined

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The hurricane did the coastal town, leaving widespread destruction in its wake.
The fire did the entire forest, leaving behind charred trees and ashes.
Her career was done when she was caught embezzling funds.
The team was done when their star player got injured.
The relationship was done after he cheated on her.
02

to complete, finish, or accomplish something

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to travel a certain distance

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The airplane can do a non-stop flight of 3,000 miles.
The electric scooter can do 20 miles on a full battery.
My bike can do 50 miles on a single charge.
How many kilometers did you do on your road trip?
How many kilometers did you do on your road trip?
2.2

to be suitable or sufficient for a particular purpose or need

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Would this necklace do?
'Thirty minutes will do.'
'This seat will do.'
'Three will do'
A five-dollar one will do.
2.3

to spend a specific period of time in prison

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The convict did fifteen years for manslaughter.
She did three years for embezzlement.
The convicted burglar did eight years behind bars.
She did two years for white-collar fraud.
He did seven years for aggravated assault.
2.4

to move at or reach a specific rate of speed

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The helicopter can do 150 knots in forward flight.
The cyclist was doing 20 kilometers per hour on the uphill climb.
The boat was doing 30 knots in the open sea.
The sports car can do 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds.
The train was doing 60 miles an hour as it approached the station.
2.5

to visit a specific place as a tourist

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The backpackers are doing Southeast Asia on a tight budget.
They did the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park in a week.
Let's do the Louvre Museum this afternoon.
We want to do the Great Wall of China during our stay in Beijing.
We plan to do Rome and Florence during our Italy trip.
2.6

to make or complete a specific journey

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The family did a camping trip in the national park.
He did a solo motorcycle trip across the country.
We did the cross-country drive in three days.
We did a boat tour around the scenic lake.
They did the hike to the summit in just a few hours.
2.7

to prepare and cook a particular food

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I'll do some burgers on the grill for the barbecue.
I'll do the appetizers, and you can do the main course.
What's your favorite way to do salmon?
She's planning to do a roast chicken for dinner.
Let's do a barbecue and do some kebabs with different meats.
2.8

to reach a certain sales figure

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Our goal is to do at least $500,000 in sales during the upcoming quarter.
Even during a slow season, the store managed to do a respectable amount in sales.
The new product launch is expected to do well and contribute significantly to overall sales.
Despite the challenges, the team managed to do a record-breaking $2 million in sales.
The company aims to do a million in sales by the end of the fiscal year.
03

to behave or act in a particular manner

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3.1

to affect in a positive or destructive way

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The misinformation campaign did harm to the credibility of the organization.
Heavy rainfall and flooding can do significant damage to crops.
Volunteer work can do a tremendous amount of good in local communities.
A supportive environment can do wonders for a child's development.
Substance abuse can do long-term damage to one's health.
3.2

to get on or progress in a certain way

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The team did exceptionally well in the competition.
The new initiative is doing quite well so far.
The patient is doing well after the surgery, with a smooth recovery.
How is the project doing?
The athlete did well in the marathon, finishing in the top three.
04

to change the appearance of a room or living space by painting or decorating

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(pro-verb) used for referring to a verb that is mentioned earlier

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(auxiliary verb) used in forming interrogative and negative sentences

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(auxiliary verb) used for adding emphasis on a positive verb

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(auxiliary verb) used for adding a polite encouragement to positive imperatives

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Do come in and make yourself at home.
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to spend a specific amount of time on a particular activity

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to imitate the actions or behavior associated with a specific person or thing

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to perform household chores

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01

the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization

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doctor's degree in osteopathy

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an uproarious party

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What have you done to your hands?
What are you doing tomorrow?
In times of crisis, people often come together to do whatever is necessary.
Is there anything that I can do for you?
When you're feeling overwhelmed, it's okay to take a break and do nothing for a while.
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