do over

Definition of do over

1 US :to do (something) again
  • I made a mistake when I measured the window and I had to do it over (again).
  • If I had to do it (all) over again, I would have stayed in college.
2 :to decorate or change a room, house, etc., so that it looks very different
  • We're planning to do over the kitchen next year.
  • do the whole house over
3 British, informal :to attack and beat (someone)
  • He got done over by a gang of teenagers.

Word by Word Definitions

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


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