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Synonyms of do in English:

verb

  • 1 she is expected to do most of the manual work
  • 2 they are free to do as they please
  • 3 if you can't get espresso, regular coffee will do
    suffice, be adequate, be satisfactory, be acceptable, be good enough, be of use, fill the bill, fit the bill, answer the purpose, serve the purpose, meet one's needs, pass muster;
    be enough, be sufficient
    informalmake the grade, cut the mustard, be up to snuff
  • 4 the boys will do the dinner when they get home
    prepare, make, get ready, fix, produce, see to, arrange, organize, be responsible for, be in charge of, look after, take on
  • 5 he noticed a portrait I had been doing the company have done a small range of V-neck tops
    paint, draw, sketch;
    make, create, produce, turn out, fashion, design, fabricate, manufacture
    informalknock up, knock together, knock off
  • 6 each room was done in a different colour
  • 7 her maid would dress her and then do her hair
    style, arrange, adjust, groom, preen, primp, prink;
    brush, comb, wash, dry, cut
    informalfix
  • 8 I was doing a show to raise money for our local scouts
    put on, present, produce, give;
    perform in, act in, play in, take part in, participate in, be involved in, be engaged in
  • 9 thanks—you've done me a favour
    grant, pay, render, afford, give, bestow
  • 10 I'm doing the VAT on a multiple dispatch show me how these equations should be done
    work out, figure out, calculate, add up;
    solve, resolve, puzzle out, decipher;
    British tot up
  • 11 she's doing archaeology at university
    study, read, learn, take a course in, take classes in, be taught
  • 12 what does he do?
    do for a living, work at, be employed as, earn a living as/at;
    what is …'s job?
  • 13 he was doing well at college
    get on, get along, progress, fare, make out, get by, manage, cope, survive;
    succeed, prosper
  • 14 he was caught doing 80mph in a 50mph area
  • 15 the cyclists do 30 to 40 miles per day
    travel, journey, go, cover, travel over, pass over, journey over, traverse, cross, range over, put behind one, get under one's belt, attain, achieve, log
    informalchalk up, notch up
  • 16 informal we're doing Scotland this summer
    visit, tour, sightsee in, look around/round, take in the sights of
  • Phrases

    do away with

    1
  • 1 they want to do away with the old customs
    abolish, quash, get rid of, discard, remove, eliminate, discontinue, cancel, stop, end, terminate, put an end to, put a stop to, call a halt to, dispense with, drop, abandon, give up
    informalbin, scrap, ditch, dump, axe, cut out, pack in, get shut of, pull the plug on, knock something on the head, give something the chop
    British informalget shot of
    [Antonyms] uphold
  • 2 she tried to do away with her husband
    kill, put to death, do to death, put an end to, finish off, take the life of, end the life of, murder, assassinate, execute, slaughter, butcher, wipe out, mow down, shoot down, cut down;
    dispatch, liquidate, exterminate, eliminate, eradicate, destroy
    informaldo in, bump off, knock off, polish off, top, take out, snuff out, snuff, erase, croak, stiff, zap, blow away, blow someone's brains out, give someone the works
    North American informalice, off, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke
    North American euphemisticterminate with extreme prejudice
    literaryslay
  • do someone/something down

    2
    informal he loves an opportunity to do down his colleagues
    North American slur
    informaldo a hatchet job on, take to pieces, take apart, pull apart, pick holes in, drag through the mud, have a go at, hit out at, knock, slam, pan, bash, bad-mouth, look down one's nose at
    British informalrubbish, slate, slag off

    do for someone

    3
    informal
  • 1 if we lose those values, we are done for
    ruin, destroy, reduce to nothing, spoil, mar, injure, blight, shatter, scotch, mess up
    British informalscupper
    Australian informaleuchre
    vulgar slangfuck up
  • 2 it was drink that did for him
    kill, cause the death of, take/end the life of, finish off
    informalpolish off, do in, knock off, take out
    literaryslay
  • do someone/something in

    4
  • 1 the poor devil's been done in
    kill, put to death, do to death, put an end to, finish off, take the life of, end the life of, murder, assassinate, execute, slaughter, butcher, wipe out, mow down, shoot down, cut down;
    dispatch, liquidate, exterminate, eliminate, eradicate, destroy
    informaldo away with, bump off, knock off, polish off, top, take out, snuff out, snuff, erase, croak, stiff, zap, blow away, blow someone's brains out, give someone the works
    North American informalice, off, rub out, waste, whack, scrag, smoke
    North American euphemisticterminate with extreme prejudice
    literaryslay
  • 2 the long walk home did me in
    informalfag out, shatter, whack, poop, take it out of
  • 3 I did my back in and I can't work any more
    injure, hurt, damage, maim, cripple, disable, paralyse
    British informalknacker
  • informal

    do something out

    5
    British informal the basement is done out in limed oak
    informaldo up
    British informaltart up

    do someone out of something

    6
    he tried to do them out of their livestock profits
    swindle out of, cheat out of, trick out of, prevent from having, prevent from gaining, deprive of, dispossess of, rob of, strip of, relieve of
    informalcon out of, diddle out of

    do someone over

    7
    informal
    some men had been sent to do him over
    beat up, assault, attack, mug, batter, thrash, pummel, pound
    informalknock about/around, work over, clobber, rough up, fill in, beat the living daylights out of, let someone have it
    British informalhave a go at, duff someone up
    North American informalbeat up on

    do something up

    8
  • 1 she stopped to do her bootlace up
    fasten, tie, tie up, lace, knot, make a knot in, tie a bow in;
    make fast, secure, bind, tighten
    [Antonyms] undo
  • 2 informal he's had his house done up
    informalfix up, vamp up, give something a facelift
    British informaltart up, posh up
    North American informalrehab
  • do without

    9
    they were forced to do without certain bodily comforts
    forgo, dispense with, abstain from, refrain from, eschew, give up, renounce, forswear, swear off, keep off, keep away from, manage without
    informallay off, cut out, quit, give something a miss

    have nothing to do with

    10
    we have nothing to do with it and ignore it
    steer clear of, avoid, shun, evade, eschew, shy away from, fight shy of, recoil from, keep away from, keep one's distance from, give a wide berth to, leave alone;
    snub, give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, ignore, turn one's back on

    have something to do with

    11
    what does this have to do with me? training has nothing to do with strength
    relate to, apply to, be relevant to, have relevance to, concern, refer to, have reference to, belong to, pertain to, be pertinent to, bear on, have a bearing on, appertain to, affect, involve, cover, touch
    archaicregard

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  • British informal he invited us to this do in his mansion
    party, reception, gathering, celebration, function, affair, event, social event, social occasion, social function, social;
    Frenchsoirée;
    West Indian jump-up;
    Jewish simcha;
    North American levee
    informalbash, blowout, rave, shindig, shindy, shebang, junket
    British informalrave-up, thrash, knees-up, jolly, beanfeast, bunfight, beano
    Australian/New Zealand informalshivoo, rage, jollo
    South African informaljol
    informal, , datedding-dong
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