Synonyms of do in English:



  • 3 regular coffee will do
    suffice, be adequate, be satisfactory, fill/fit the bill, serve one's purpose, meet one's needs
  • 4 the boys will do the dinner
    prepare, make, get ready, see to, arrange, organize, be responsible for, be in charge of
    informal fix
  • 5 the company is doing a new range of footwear a portrait I am doing
    make, create, produce, turn out, design, manufacture; paint, draw, sketch
    informal knock off
  • 6 each room was done in a different color
    decorate, furnish, ornament, deck out, trick out
    informal do up
  • 7 the maid did her hair
    style, arrange, adjust; brush, comb, wash, dry, cut
    informal fix
  • 8 I am doing a show to raise money
    put on, present, produce; perform in, act in, take part in, participate in
  • 9 you've done me a favor
    grant, pay, render, give
  • 10 show me how to do these equations
    work out, figure out, calculate; solve, resolve
  • 11 she's doing archaeology
    study, learn, take a course in
  • 12 what does he do?
    have as a job, have as a profession, be employed at, earn a living at
  • 13 he is doing well at college
    get on/along, progress, fare, manage, cope; succeed, prosper
  • 14 he was doing 25 mph over the speed limit
    drive at, travel at, move at
  • 15 the cyclists do 30 kilometers per day
    travel (over), journey, cover, traverse, achieve, notch up, log
    informal chalk up
  • 16 informal we're doing Scotland this summer
    visit, tour, sightsee in


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do away with

do in

  • 3.1 I did my back in
    injure, hurt, damage

do out of

informal she nearly succeeded in doing Martin out of his inheritance swindle out ofcheat out oftrick out ofdeprive of informalcon out ofdiddle out of

do up

  • 1.1 she did up her bootlace
    fasten, tie (up), lace, knot; make fast, secure

do without

we learned to do without many of the luxuries we had become accustomed to forgodispense withabstain fromrefrain fromeschewgive upcut outrenouncemanage without formalforswear

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