Definitions for DOdu; unstressed dʊ, də

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dodu; unstressed dʊ, də(v. and auxiliary v.; pres. sing. 1st and 2nd pers.)do

  1. (v.t.)to perform (an act, duty, role, etc.).

  2. to execute (a piece or amount of work):

    to do a hauling job.

  3. to accomplish; finish:

    He has already done it.

  4. to put forth; exert:

    Do your best.

  5. to be the cause of (good, harm, credit, etc.); bring about; effect.

  6. to render, give, or pay (homage, justice, etc.).

  7. to deal with, fix, clean, arrange, etc., (anything) as the case may require:

    to do the dishes.

  8. to travel; traverse:

    We did 30 miles today.

  9. to serve; suffice for:

    This will do us for the present.

  10. to condone or approve, as by custom or practice:

    That sort of thing simply isn't done.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  11. to travel at the rate of (a specified speed).

  12. to make or prepare:

    I'll do the salad.

  13. to serve (a term of time) in prison, or, sometimes, in office.

  14. to create or bring into being:

    He does wonderful portraits.

  15. to translate or change the form of:

    They did the book into a movie.

  16. to study or work at or in the field of:

    I have to do my math tonight.

  17. to explore or travel through as a sightseer:

    They did Greece in 3 weeks.

  18. to use (drugs), esp. habitually.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  19. Slang. to rob; steal from: The law got him for doing banks.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  20. (v.i.)to act or conduct oneself; behave.

  21. to proceed:

    to do wisely.

  22. to get along; fare; manage:

    to do without an automobile.

  23. to be in a specified state of health:

    Mother and child are doing fine.

  24. to serve or be satisfactory, as for the purpose; be enough; suffice:

    Will this do?

  25. to finish or be finished.

  26. to happen; take place; transpire:

    What's doing at the office?

  27. (used as a substitute to avoid repetition of a verb or full verb expression):

    I think as you do.

  28. (auxiliary v.)(used in interrogative, negative, and inverted constructions):

    Do you like music? I don't care. Seldom does one see such greed.

    Category: Function Word

  29. (used to lend emphasis to a principal verb):

    Do visit us!

    Category: Function Word

  30. do away with, to put an end to; abolish. to kill.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  31. do for, to cause the defeat, ruin, or death of. to keep house for; manage or provide for.

    Category: Verb Phrase, British

  32. do in, to kill; murder. to exhaust.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  33. do out of,Informal. to swindle; cheat.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  34. do over, to redecorate.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  35. do up, to wrap and tie up. to pin up or arrange (the hair). to renovate or clean. to fasten: to dress:

    Do up your coat.

    They were all done up in costumes.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  36. do with, to benefit from; use.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  37. do without, to forgo; dispense with.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  38. (n.)Informal. a burst of frenzied activity; commotion.

    Category: Informal

  39. Informal. a hairdo.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  40. Brit. Slang. a swindle; hoax.

    Category: British

  41. a festive affair; party.

    Category: British

Idioms for do:

  1. do or die,to make a supreme effort.

    Category: Idiom

  2. dos and don'ts,customs, rules, or regulations.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of do:

bef. 900; ME, OE dōn; c. OS dōn, OHG tuo(a)n; akin to L -dere to put (see add ), facere to make, do


  1. the musical syllable used for the first note of an ascending diatonic scale.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of do:

1745–55; < It, inverted var. of ut; see gamut


or d.o.

  1. delivery order.

    Category: Business


  1. Also, d.o. direct object.

    Category: Grammar

  2. Doctor of Optometry.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations, Education

  3. Doctor of Osteopathy.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations, Education

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bash, do, brawl(noun)

    an uproarious party

  2. do, doh, ut(noun)

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

  3. Doctor of Osteopathy, DO(verb)

    doctor's degree in osteopathy

  4. make, do(verb)

    engage in

    "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"

  5. perform, execute, do(verb)

    carry out or perform an action

    "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"

  6. do, perform(verb)

    get (something) done

    "I did my job"

  7. do, fare, make out, come, get along(verb)

    proceed or get along

    "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way"

  8. cause, do, make(verb)

    give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

    "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"

  9. practice, practise, exercise, do(verb)

    carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions

    "practice law"

  10. suffice, do, answer, serve(verb)

    be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity

    "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"

  11. do, make(verb)

    create or design, often in a certain way

    "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"

  12. act, behave, do(verb)

    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

    "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

  13. serve, do(verb)

    spend time in prison or in a labor camp

    "He did six years for embezzlement"

  14. do, manage(verb)

    carry on or function

    "We could do with a little more help around here"

  15. dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure(verb)

    arrange attractively

    "dress my hair for the wedding"

  16. do(verb)

    travel or traverse (a distance)

    "This car does 150 miles per hour"; "We did 6 miles on our hike every day"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. doʊ

    indicates question or negative when used with verb

    Do you like my new dress?; Does she eat meat?; He does not have any money.; We didn't think she was telling the truth.

  2. doʊ

    indicates you want information or want sb to agree with you when used at the end of statement

    I didn't sound mean, did I?; She looks fantastic, doesn't she?; You don't know how much it'll cost, do you?

  3. doʊ

    used in place of verb just used

    "I love swimming in the ocean." "So do I."; Her brother tends to eat more than she does.

  4. doʊ

    emphasizes a verb

    I don't drink much alcohol, but I do like wine.

  5. do(verb)ʊ

    to perform an action, activity, or task

    Do your chores.; to do the cleaning/ironing/washing; What is he planning to do about his money problems?

  6. doʊ

    used to talk about sb's health, happiness, success, etc.

    Hi, how're you doing?; She started doing better after she changed schools.; I think I did well in the interview.

  7. doʊ

    to change or effect sth

    The storm did a lot of damage to the downtown area.; What he did to her was horrible.

  8. doʊ

    to make or provide sth

    Who did the design for your company logo?

  9. doʊ

    used to talk about what sb's job is

    What does your boyfriend do (for a living)?

  10. doʊ

    to cook sth in a particular way

    I like my steaks done medium-rare.

  11. doʊ

    indicates sth is suitable or enough

    There are 40 people so 120 muffins will do.; We have no napkins, so paper towels will have to do.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Do(noun)

    a syllable attached to the first tone of the major diatonic scale for the purpose of solmization, or solfeggio. It is the first of the seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of musical tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and America the same syllables are used by mane as a scale pattern, while the tones in respect to absolute pitch are named from the first seven letters of the alphabet

  2. Do

    to place; to put

  3. Do

    to cause; to make; -- with an infinitive

  4. Do

    to bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to effect; to achieve

  5. Do

    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

  6. Do

    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

  7. Do

    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

  8. Do

    to put or bring into a form, state, or condition, especially in the phrases, to do death, to put to death; to slay; to do away (often do away with), to put away; to remove; to do on, to put on; to don; to do off, to take off, as dress; to doff; to do into, to put into the form of; to translate or transform into, as a text

  9. Do

    to cheat; to gull; to overreach

  10. Do

    to see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest

  11. Do

    to cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note

  12. Do(verb)

    to act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self

  13. Do(verb)

    to fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day?

  14. Do(verb)

    to succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do

  15. Do(noun)

    deed; act; fear

  16. Do(noun)

    ado; bustle; stir; to do

  17. Do(noun)

    a cheat; a swindle


  1. Do

    Do is the eponymous debut album of Dutch singer Do, including the singles "Heaven", "On and On", "Love Is Killing Me" and "Angel By My Side". Do co-wrote 4 songs on the album, "Closer To You", "Should I", "Selfish" and "I Believe In Love". It charted at #3 in the Netherlands. The album received a gold certification in the Netherlands for selling over 40,000 copies there.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DO' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #52

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DO' in Written Corpus Frequency: #15

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DO' in Verbs Frequency: #3

Anagrams of DO

  1. od, OD

Translations for DO

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to treat fairly or properly

It would not be doing him justice to call him lazy when he's so ill.

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