Definition of do time
: to be in a prison for a period of time : to serve all or part of a prison sentence He has been doing time in a federal penitentiary. —sometimes used figuratively as do one's time I've done my time at that terrible job, and now it's time to move on.
Word by Word Definitions
: the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration
: a nonspatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed one another from past through present to future
: to arrange or set the time of : schedule
: to regulate (a watch) to keep correct time
: to set the tempo, speed, or duration of
: of or relating to time
: recording time
: timed to ignite or explode at a specific moment
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