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doing

Pronunciation: /ˈduːɪŋ/

Translation of doing in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 uncountable/no numerable (action) it was all his mother's doing fue todo cosa de su madre it'll take a bit/lot of doing va a dar un poco de/mucho trabajo that takes some doing eso no es nada fácil, eso no es moco de pavo [colloquial/familiar] it was none of our doing nosotros no tuvimos nada que ver
  • 2
    (doings plural)
    (activities, events) actividades (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • While the doings of ‘private contractors’ still pop up in articles about prisoner abuse, what such mercenary outfits are up to on the home front is hardly ever mentioned.
    • Governments should not grant marriage licenses, or otherwise keep record of their citizens' private doings.
    • Well, it's wonderful the way in which the doings of American royalty are getting mixed on the show with those of British royalty.

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