what is (someone) doing with (something)

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Definition of what is (someone) doing with (something)

used to ask in a somewhat unfriendly way why someone has possession of (something)
  • What are you doing with my notebook?
  • What do you think you're doing with my notebook?

Word by Word Definitions

what play
  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object or matter

  2. often used to ask for repetition of an utterance or part of an utterance not properly heard or understood

  3. : who

  1. : why

  2. : in what respect : how

  1. used as an interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of a person, object, or matter

  2. : how remarkable or striking for good or bad qualities

  3. : whatever

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

doing play
  1. : the act of performing or executing : action

  2. : things that are done or that occur : goings-on

  3. : social activities

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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