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verb-transitive - To perform or execute: do one's assigned task; do a series of business deals.

verb-transitive - To fulfill the requirements of: did my duty at all times.

verb-transitive - To carry out; commit: a crime that had been done on purpose.

verb-transitive - To produce, especially by creative effort: do a play on Broadway.

verb-transitive - To play the part or role of in a creative production: did Elizabeth I in the film.

verb-transitive - To mimic: "doing the Southern voice, improvising it inventively as he goes along” ( William H. Pritchard).

verb-transitive - To bring about; effect: Crying won't do any good now.

verb-transitive - To render; give: do equal justice to the opposing sides; do honor to one's family.

verb-transitive - To put forth; exert: Do the best you can.

verb-transitive - To attend to in such a way as to take care of or put in order: did the bedrooms before the guests arrived.

verb-transitive - To prepare for further use especially by washing: did the dishes.

verb-transitive - To set or style (the hair).

verb-transitive - To apply cosmetics to: did her face.

verb-transitive - To have as an occupation or profession: Have you decided what you will do after college?

verb-transitive - To work out by studying: do a homework assignment.

verb-transitive - Used as a substitute for an antecedent verb: He can play the piano, and I can do that, too.

verb-transitive - Informal To travel (a specified distance): do a mile in four minutes.

verb-transitive - Informal To make a tour of; visit: "[He] did 15 countries of Western Europe in only a few days” ( R.W. Apple, Jr.)

verb-transitive - To be sufficient in meeting the needs of; serve: This room will do us very nicely.

verb-transitive - Informal To serve (a prison term): did time in jail; did five years for tax fraud.

verb-transitive - Slang To cheat; swindle: do a relative out of an inheritance.

verb-transitive - Slang To take (drugs) illegally: "If you do drugs you are going to be in continual trouble” ( Jimmy Breslin).

verb-transitive - Slang To kill; murder.

verb-transitive - Vulgar Slang To have sex with; bring to orgasm.

verb-intransitive - To behave or conduct oneself; act: Do as I say and you won't get into trouble.

verb-intransitive - To get along; fare: students who do well at school.

verb-intransitive - To carry on; manage: I could do without your interference.

verb-intransitive - To make good use of something because of need: I could do with a hot bath.

verb-intransitive - To serve a specified purpose: This coat will do for another season.

verb-intransitive - To be proper or fitting: Such behavior just won't do.

verb-intransitive - To take place; happen: What's doing in London this time of year?

verb-intransitive - Used as a substitute for an antecedent verb: worked as hard as everyone else did.

verb-intransitive - Used after another verb for emphasis: Run quickly, do!

auxiliary-verb - Used with the infinitive without to in questions, negative statements, and inverted phrases: Do you understand? I did not sleep well. Little did we know what was in store for us.

auxiliary-verb - Used as a means of emphasis: I do want to be sure.

noun - A statement of what should be done: a list of the dos and don'ts of management.

noun - Informal An entertainment; a party: attended a big do at the embassy.

noun - A commotion.

noun - Chiefly British Slang A swindle; a cheat.

noun - Archaic Duty; deed.

noun - Slang Fecal matter; excrement.

phrasal-verb - do by To behave with respect to; deal with: The children have done well by their aged parents.

phrasal-verb - do for To care or provide for; take care of.

phrasal-verb - do in Slang To tire completely; exhaust: The marathon did me in.

phrasal-verb - do in Slang To kill.

phrasal-verb - do in Slang To ruin utterly: Huge losses on the stock market did many investors in.

phrasal-verb - do up To adorn or dress lavishly: The children were all done up in matching outfits.

phrasal-verb - do up To wrap and tie (a package).

phrasal-verb - do up To fasten: do up the buttons on a dress.

phrasal-verb - do without To manage despite the absence of: We had to do without a telephone on the island.

idiom - can To prefer not to experience or deal with: I could do without their complaints.

idiom - do a disappearing act Informal To vanish.

idiom - do away with To make an end of; eliminate.

idiom - do away with To destroy; kill.

idiom - do it Vulgar Slang To engage in sexual intercourse.

idiom - do (one) proud To act or perform in a way that gives cause for pride.

idiom - do (one's) bit To make an individual contribution toward an overall effort.

idiom - do (one's) business Slang To defecate. Used especially of a pet.

idiom - do (one's) own thing Slang To do what one does best or finds most enjoyable: "I get paid to try cases and to do my thing on trial” ( Bruce Cutler).

noun - Music The first tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.

noun - Slang A hairdo.

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