do/work wonders

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of do/work wonders

:to help or improve something greatly
  • A vacation will do wonders for your mood.
  • The treatment worked wonders on my skin.

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

work play
  1. : to perform work or fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary

  2. : to perform or carry through a task requiring sustained effort or continuous repeated operations

  3. : to exert oneself physically or mentally especially in sustained effort for a purpose or under compulsion or necessity

  1. : activity in which one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something:

  2. : activity that a person engages in regularly to earn a livelihood

  3. : a specific task, duty, function, or assignment often being a part or phase of some larger activity

  1. : suitable or styled for wear while working

  2. : used for work

  3. : involving or engaged in work

wonder play wonders
  1. : a cause of astonishment or admiration : marvel

  2. : miracle

  3. : the quality of exciting amazed admiration

  1. : to be in a state of wonder

  2. : to feel surprise

  3. : to feel curiosity or doubt

  1. : wondrous, wonderful: such as

  2. : exciting amazement or admiration

  3. : effective or efficient far beyond anything previously known or anticipated


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