do duty as

Definition of do duty as

  1. 1 :  to do the work of (someone or something) did duty as guard

  2. 2 :  to be used as (something) The backpack she uses at school also does duty as an overnight bag.

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 major scale in solfège

  1. : ditto

    : double occupancy

dutyplay
  1. :  conduct due to parents and superiors :  respect

    :  obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one's position (as in life or in a group)

    :  assigned service or business

  1. :  done as a duty

    :  being on duty :  assigned to specified tasks or functions


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