past participle of do1.
Definition of done in English:
1(Of food) cooked thoroughly: the turkey will be done to a turn
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- Drain each batch as it is done and eat whilst cooking the next batch.
- Curl up in front of the TV with your own bowl of this much-loved comfort food favourite, done my way.
- If food is not done when you take it out of the oven you can always return it to the oven for additional time.
3British informal Socially acceptable: therapy was not the done thing then
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- It is not the done thing to listen to music through headphones.
- He has worked in the media for more than twenty years, and he knows, or should know, the way the world is now and what is not the done thing.
- He's assured me that it's not the done thing to drink at lunchtime these days, but I'm not so sure.
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Used to indicate that the speaker accepts the terms of an offer: ‘I’ll give ten to one he misses by a mile!’ called Reilly. ‘Done!’, said the conductor
a done deal
- An agreement that has been finalized: although a few details still had to be worked out, the settlement was a done dealMore example sentences
- We are assuming it's a done deal, in the way they're talking and presenting their plans.
- Even now, when the cat is out of the bag, they still want to brush aside reasoned argument and hide the project from public scrutiny until it's a done deal.
- Also we were told that it was a done deal, although it was only a plan at that stage and consultation was to take place.
- informal In a situation so bad that it is impossible to get out: if the guard sees us, we’re done forMore example sentences
- At the end of the fifth book about the schoolboy spy, we thought our young hero was done for.
- We thought it was done for but then after much jumping up and down and sand throwing we unbeached it.
done in (or up)
- informal Extremely tired: you look done inSynonymsworn out, exhausted, fatigued, tired, tired out, weary, wearied, strained, drained, worn, sapped, spent, washed out, on one's last legsinformal worn to a frazzle, done, all in, dog-tired, dead on one's feet, dead beat, fit to drop, played out, fagged out, shattered, bushedBritish informal knackered, whacked
- informal sense 1 of the adjective. check the meat for doneness during the last 20 minutes of cookingMore example sentences
- In the box below is a guide to other cuts and degrees of doneness.
- Check meat for doneness with an instant-read meat thermometer.
- Unwrap a corner and check for doneness (it will depend, in part, on how hot your barbecue is and the type of potato you've used).