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1    an action or the performance of an action  
whose doing is this?     
2    Informal   a beating or castigation  
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achievement, act, action, carrying out or through, deed, execution, exploit, handiwork, implementation, performance  

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spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
to quit someone from doing what they wish to do
I was constrained to tell a lie because there was no way to hide it.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
a usual and accepted way of behaving or doing something しきたり、因習、慣習
Example: Every New Year, the Japanese eat buckwheat noodles, which are called “buckwheat noodles eaten on New Year’s Eve”. Other forms of the word: conventional (adjective), convent (noun)
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
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