do in


did in; done in; doing in; does in

transitive verb

: to bring about the defeat or destruction of
a businessman done in by greed
also : kill
: cheat

Examples of do in in a Sentence

a business venture that was done in by poor planning the early frost did in all of our tender plants
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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of do in was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Do in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

do in

: to bring about the defeat or destruction of : ruin
: to bring almost to the point of exhaustion : wear out
done in at the end of the day

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