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Don US English

A river in Russia that rises near Tula, southeast of Moscow, and flows for 1,224 miles (1,958 km) to the Sea of Azov

Don in don1 US English

A Spanish title prefixed to a male forename

don1 US English

A Spanish title prefixed to a male forename

don2 US English

Put on (an item of clothing)

don US English

A Spanish title prefixed to a male forename

don't US English

Do not

Budge, Don US English

(1915–2000), US tennis player; full name John Donald Budge. He was the first to win all four Grand Slam singles titles in the same year (1938)

Shula, Don US English

(1930-), US football coach and player; full name Donald Francis Shula. After seven seasons of playing professional football, he coached the Baltimore Colts 1963–69 and then the Miami Dolphins 1970–95. Upon his retirement in 1995, he had achieved a record 347 regular season and playoff games won. Football Hall of Fame (1997)

Don Juan US English

A legendary Spanish nobleman known for his dissolute life and for seducing women

Ameche, Don US English

(1908–93), US actor; born Dominic Felix Amici. A leading man in movies of the 1930s and 1940s, he made a comeback in the 1980s in such movies as Trading Places (1983), Cocoon (1985), and Cocoon: The Return (1989)

Bradman, Don US English

(1908–2001), Australian cricketer; full name Sir Donald George Bradman. His Test match batting average of 99.94 is well above that of any other cricketer of any era

Don Quixote US English

The hero of a romance (1605–15) by Cervantes, a satirical account of chivalric beliefs and conduct. The character of Don Quixote is typified by a romantic vision and naive, unworldly idealism

Hutson, Don US English

(1913–97) US football player. He was a receiver as well as a safety and a kicker for the Green Bay Packers 1935–45. Football Hall of Fame (1963)

don't-know US English

A person who disclaims knowledge, especially one who is undecided when replying to an opinion poll or questionnaire

don't —— me US English

Do not use the word —— to me

don't start US English

Used to tell someone not to grumble or criticize

no you don't US English

Used to indicate that one intends to prevent someone from doing what they were about to do

don't ask me! US English

Used to indicate that one does not know the answer to a question and that one is surprised or irritated to be questioned

you don't say! US English

Used to express amazement or disbelief

don't you dare US English

Used to order someone threateningly not to do something

dos and don'ts US English

Rules of behavior

don't sweat it US English

Used to urge someone not to worry

don't you know US English

Used to emphasize what one has just said or is about to say

don't mention it US English

A polite expression used to indicate that an apology or an expression of thanks is not necessary

don't bet on it US English

Used to express doubt about an assertion or situation

don't I know it! US English

Used as an expression of rueful assent or agreement

I don't blame you US English

Used to indicate that one agrees that the action or attitude taken was reasonable

Senanayake, Don Stephen US English

(1884–1952), Sinhalese statesman; prime minister of Ceylon 1947–52. As prime minister he presided over Ceylon’s achievement of full dominion status within the Commonwealth

don't start in start US English

Used to tell someone not to grumble or criticize

don't you believe it! US English

Used to express disbelief in the truth of a statement

don't hold your breath US English

Used hyperbolically to indicate that something is likely to take a long time

don't mind if I do US English

Used to accept an invitation

don't —— me in do1 US English

Do not use the word —— to me

don't talk to me about —— US English

Said in protest when someone introduces a subject of which the speaker has had bitter personal experience

don't ask me! in ask US English

Used to indicate that one does not know the answer to a question and that one is surprised or irritated to be questioned

don't you know in know US English

Used to emphasize what one has just said or is about to say

dos and don'ts in do1 US English

Rules of behavior

no you don't in do1 US English

Used to indicate that one intends to prevent someone from doing what they were about to do

don't you dare in dare US English

Used to order someone threateningly not to do something

don't sweat it in sweat US English

Used to urge someone not to worry

you don't say! in say US English

Used to express amazement or disbelief

don't give up the day job US English

Used as a humorous way of advising someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be successful

don't give it another thought US English

Used to tell someone not to worry when they have apologized for something

don't mention it in mention US English

A polite expression used to indicate that an apology or an expression of thanks is not necessary

don't call us, we'll call you US English

Used as a dismissive way of saying that someone has not been successful in an audition or a job application

two wrongs don't make a right US English

The fact that someone has done something unjust or dishonest is no justification for acting in a similar way

I don't blame you in blame US English

Used to indicate that one agrees that the action or attitude taken was reasonable

don't bet on it in bet US English

Used to express doubt about an assertion or situation

don't change horses in midstream US English

Choose a sensible moment to change your mind

don't I know it! in know US English

Used as an expression of rueful assent or agreement


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