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do for

Definition of do for

British informal

  1. 1 :  to cause the death or ruin of (someone) <All that hard work nearly did for him.>

  2. 2 :  to do the cleaning and cooking for (someone) <Mrs. Jones does for the vicar now that his wife's passed on.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to bring to pass :  carry out

    :  put

    :  perform, execute

  1. :  fuss, ado

    :  deed, duty

    :  a festive get-together :  affair, party

  1. :  the first tone of the diatonic scale in solmization

  1. : ditto

    : double occupancy

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