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do

noun

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2 a statement of what to do that must be obeyed by those concerned
  • issued a long list of dos and don'ts before we even started the project

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3 a style or arrangement of hair
  • you can tell that the picture was taken in the 1980s from my permed do

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5 chiefly dialect a state of noisy, confused activity
  • in that small town a great deal of do could come from very little indeed

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do

verb

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1 to be fitting or proper
  • that outfit just won't do for the opera

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2 to be enough
  • even half of that amount of sugar will do

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3 to carry through (as a process) to completion
  • do as much as you can and leave the rest

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5 to meet one's day-to-day needs
  • I'm doing just fine

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7 to copy or exaggerate (someone or something) in order to make fun of
  • the laughing partygoers begged their host to do Marlon Brando again

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8 to move forward along a course
  • how are you doing with the house restoration?

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9 to present a portrayal or performance of
  • she's done Eliza Doolittle on the stage so many times that she can probably play the flower girl in her sleep

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10 to rob by the use of trickery or threats
  • did them out of their savings with surprising ease

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12 to take place
  • nothing's ever doing in this boring little town

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The first known use of do was before the 12th century

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“Do.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/do. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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