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do1 US English

Perform (an action, the precise nature of which is often unspecified)

do2 US English

(In solmization) the first and eighth note of a major scale

do US Thesaurus

she does most of the manual work

do. US English

Ditto

'do in do1 US English

short for hairdo.

what can you expect? US English

Used to emphasize that there was nothing unexpected about a person or event, however disappointed one might be

work wonders US English

Have a very beneficial effect on someone or something

do by US English

Treat or deal with in a specified way

to-do US English

A commotion or fuss

to-do US Thesaurus

the to-do in the street finally prompted a call to the police

can-do US English

Characterized by or exhibiting a determination or willingness to take action and achieve results

do for US English

Defeat, ruin, or kill

do-rag US English

A scarf or cloth worn to protect one’s hairstyle

how do? US English

An informal greeting

do a —— US English

Behave in a manner characteristic of (a specified person)

do with US English

Would find useful or would like to have or do

do-over US English

An opportunity to try or perform something a second time

do fine US English

Be entirely satisfactory

do good US English

Act virtuously, especially by helping others

make do US English

Manage with the limited or inadequate means available

make-do US English

Makeshift, ad hoc, or temporary

will do US English

Expressing willingness to carry out a request or suggestion

do-si-do US English

(In square dancing, and other country dancing) a figure in which two dancers pass around each other back to back and return to their original positions

do battle US English

Fight; engage in conflict

do-gooder US English

A well-meaning but unrealistic or interfering philanthropist or reformer

do drugs US English

Take illegal drugs

fixed-do US English

Denoting a system of solmization in which C is called “do,” D is called “re,” etc., irrespective of the key in which they occur

do lunch US English

Meet for lunch

do wrong US English

Commit an unjust, dishonest, or immoral act

do a bunk US English

Make a hurried or furtive departure or escape

derring-do US English

Action displaying heroic courage

do or die US English

Persist, even if death is the result

do-or-die US English

(Of a person’s attitude or a situation) showing or requiring a determination not to compromise or be deterred

do without US English

Manage without

do-nothing US English

A person who is idle or lacks ambition

do a fade US English

Run away

movable-do US English

Denoting a system of solmization (such as tonic sol-fa) in which do is the keynote of any major scale


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