do in

verb
did in; done in; doing in; does in

Definition of do in

transitive verb

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

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Examples of do in in a Sentence

a business venture that was done in by poor planning 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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“Do in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20in. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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