done for

\ ˈdən-ˌfȯr How to pronounce done for (audio) \

Definition of done for

1 : sunk in defeat : beaten
2 : mortally stricken : doomed

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

First Known Use of done for

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Done for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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