: sunk in defeat : beaten
: mortally stricken : doomed

Examples of done for in a Sentence

with no means of escape, the stranded climbers knew that they were done for

Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of done for was in 1803

Dictionary Entries Near done for

Cite this Entry

“Done for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/done%20for. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on done for

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!