Definitions for d/o

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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


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