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do

Pronunciation: /duː/

Translation of do in Italian:

n (pl dos or , do's)

[infml]

vt (ɜ sg pres tense does pt, did pp, done)

  • fare; [infml], (cheat) fregare do somebody out of something (money) fregare qualcosa a qualcuno (opportunity) defraudare qualcuno di qualcosa be done [Culin] essere cotto well done bravo [Culin] ben cotto do the flowers sistemare i fiori do the washing up lavare i piatti do one's hair farsi i capelli

vi

  • (be suitable) andare; (be enough) bastare this will do questo va bene that will do! basta così! do well/badly cavarsela bene/male how is he doing? come sta?

v aux

  • do you speak Italian? parli italiano? you don't like him, do you? non ti piace, vero? (expressing astonishment) non dirmi che ti piace! yes, I do (emphatic) invece sì no, I don't no I don't smoke non fumo don't you/doesn't he? vero? so do I anch'io do come in, John entra, John how do you do? piacere

Phrasal verbs

do away with

vt abolire [rule]

do for

vt (ruin) rovinare

do in

vt [infml] (kill) uccidere; farsi male a [back] done in [infml], esausto

do up

vt (fasten) abbottonare; (renovate) rimettere a nuovo; (wrap) avvolgere

do with

vt I could do with a spanner mi ci vorrebbe una chiave inglese

do without

vt fare a meno di

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