do in

verb

Definition of do in

1 a : to bring about the defeat or destruction of
  • a businessman done in by greed
; also : kill
2 : cheat

Examples of do in in a Sentence

  1. a business venture that was done in by poor planning

  2. the early frost did in all of our tender plants

First Known Use of do in

1905

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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