Definitions for undoʌnˈdu
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•doʌnˈdu(v.t.)-did, -done, -do•ing.
to reverse the doing of.
to repair or erase:
to undo the damage.
to bring to ruin; destroy.
to unfasten or unlatch.
Origin of undo:
cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
"I wish I could undo my actions"
deprive of certain characteristics
cause the ruin or downfall of
"A single mistake undid the President and he had to resign"
untie, undo, loosen(verb)
cause to become loose
"undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie"
remove the outer cover or wrapping of
"Let's unwrap the gifts!"; "undo the parcel"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to unfasten sth
Undo your coat.
to reverse the effects of sth
It took a long time to undo all his mistakes.
To reverse the effects of an action.
Fortunately, we can undo most of the damage to the system by the war.
Could you undo my buckle for me?
to reverse, as what has been done; to annul; to bring to naught
to loose; to open; to take to piece; to unfasten; to untie; hence, to unravel; to solve; as, to undo a knot; to undo a puzzling question; to undo a riddle
to bring to poverty; to impoverish; to ruin, as in reputation, morals, hopes, or the like; as, many are undone by unavoidable losses, but more undo themselves by vices and dissipation, or by indolence
Translations for undo
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to unfasten or untie
Could you undo the knot in this string?
- يَحُل، يَفُكArabic
- desfazerPortuguese (BR)
- λύνω, ξεκουμπώνωGreek
- lahti tegemaEstonian
- باز کردن؛ شکافتنFarsi
- losa umIcelandic
- išnarplioti, atrišti, atsegtiLithuanian
- attaisīt; atraisītLatvian
- knappe opp,åpne, ta oppNorwegian
- باز کردن؛ شکافتنPersian
- خلاصول، بيرته كول، پرانيستل سستول: بې اغيزې كول، ردول، باطلول، ړنګول، ورانولPashto
- a desfaceRomanian
- odvezati, odpetiSlovenian
- knyta (knäppa) upp, lossaSwedish
- เปิด; ปลดThai
- çözmek, açmakTurkish
- 鬆開，解開Chinese (Trad.)
- розв'язувати; розстібатиUkrainian
- tháo, gỡ, cởiVietnamese
- 松开，解开Chinese (Simp.)
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