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  (unstressed)  
      vb   , does, doing, did, done  
1    to perform or complete (a deed or action)  
to do a portrait, the work is done     
2    often intr; foll by: for   to serve the needs of; be suitable for (a person, situation, etc.); suffice  
there isn't much food, but it'll do for the two of us     
3    tr   to arrange or fix  
you should do the garden now     
4    tr   to prepare or provide; serve  
this restaurant doesn't do lunch on Sundays     
5    tr   to make tidy, elegant, ready, etc., as by arranging or adorning  
to do one's hair     
6    tr   to improve (esp. in the phrase do something to or for)  
7    tr   to find an answer to (a problem or puzzle)  
8    tr   to translate or adapt the form or language of  
the book was done into a play     
9    intr   to conduct oneself  
do as you please     
10    intr   to fare or manage  
how are you doing these days?     
11    tr   to cause or produce  
complaints do nothing to help     
12    tr   to give or render  
your portrait doesn't do you justice, do me a favour     
13    tr   to work at, esp. as a course of study or a profession  
he is doing chemistry, what do you do for a living?     
14    tr   to perform (a play, etc.); act  
they are doing ``Hamlet'' next week     
15    tr   to travel at a specified speed, esp. as a maximum  
this car will do 120 mph     
16    tr   to travel or traverse (a distance)  
we did 15 miles on our walk     
17    takes an infinitive without: to   used as an auxiliary before the subject of an interrogative sentence as a way of forming a question  
do you agree?, when did John go out?     
18    takes an infinitive without: to   used as an auxiliary to intensify positive statements and commands  
I do like your new house, do hurry!     
19    takes an infinitive without: to   used as an auxiliary before a negative adverb to form negative statements or commands  
he does not like cheese, do not leave me here alone!     
20    takes an infinitive without: to   used as an auxiliary in inverted constructions  
little did he realize that, only rarely does he come in before ten o'clock     
21    used as an auxiliary to replace an earlier verb or verb phrase to avoid repetition  
he likes you as much as I do     
22    tr  
Informal   to visit or explore as a sightseer or tourist  
to do Westminster Abbey     
23    tr   to wear out; exhaust  
24    intr   to happen (esp. in the phrase nothing doing)  
25    tr  
Slang   to serve (a period of time) as a prison sentence  
he's doing three years for burglary, he's doing time     
26    tr  
Informal   to cheat or swindle  
27    tr  
Slang   to rob  
they did three shops last night     
28    tr  
Slang  
a    to arrest  
b    to convict of a crime  
29    tr     (Austral)  
informal   to lose or spend (money) completely  
30    tr  
Slang     (chiefly Brit)   to treat violently; assault  
31    tr  
Slang   to take or use (a drug)  
32    tr  
Taboo slang   (of a male) to have sexual intercourse with  
33    do (a)  
Informal   act like; imitate  
he's a good mimic — he can do all his friends well     
34    do or die   to make a final or supreme effort  
35    how do you do?   a conventional formula when being introduced  
36    make do   to manage with whatever is available  
      n   pl   , dos, do's  
37    Slang   an act or instance of cheating or swindling  
38    Informal     (chiefly Brit. and N.Z.)   a formal or festive gathering; party  
39    do's and don'ts  
Informal   those things that should or should not be done; rules,   (See also)        do away with       do by       do down       do for       do in       done       do out       do over       do up       do with       do without  
     (Old English don; related to Old Frisian duan, Old High German tuon, Latin abdere to put away, Greek tithenai to place; see deed, doom)  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash
v.
to do sth well
id.
a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
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