do something to

idiom

1
: to change (something) in some way
Have you done something to this room? It looks different.
2
: to hurt or damage in some way
My knee is sore. I must have done something to it when I fell.
I think I did something to my car when I went over that bump.

Examples of do something to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Family and friends in the Harford community wanted to do something to keep Annie’s memory alive, and in 2005, the playground was built. Maria Morales, Baltimore Sun, 31 May 2023 At the same time, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter could be tempted to try and do something to push the attack even more when a draw doesn't do much for his side. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 25 Nov. 2022 The Cleveland Cavaliers need to do something to exorcise these bizarre road demons. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 12 Dec. 2022 Less sophisticated versions of Pegasus may have required users to do something to compromise their devices, like click on a link sent to them from an unknown number. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 25 May 2023 And with only about 2% of cannabis businesses being Black-owned, Cohen wanted to do something to address the harms of America’s prohibition on pot and help more Black entrepreneurs get a foothold in the industry. Sarah Whitmire, Forbes, 5 May 2023 There has been some recognition in Congress that legislators must do something to head off major benefit cuts, but a way forward has yet to materialize. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 28 Feb. 2023 Try to leave your responsibilities for another day and instead, do something to bring a smile to your face. Chicago Tribune, 21 Dec. 2022 But the reality is that most men do something to their body hair. Garrett Munce, Men's Health, 22 Nov. 2022

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“Do something to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20something%20to. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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