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do for

verb + preposition + object
  • 1 (contrive) (usu in interrog) what did you do for money/food?
    ¿de dónde sacaste dinero/comida?
  • 2 (cause collapse of) (British English) that last hill did for me
    esa última cuesta acabó conmigo
    the last attack nearly did for him
    el último ataque casi lo mata
    to be done for (also American English) [colloquial]they've spotted us, we're done for!
    ¡nos han visto, estamos perdidos!
    we've been walking for hours, I'm absolutely done for!
    hemos caminado horas, estoy agotado
    hemos caminado horas, estoy molido [colloquial]
    hemos caminado horas, estoy hecho polvo [colloquial]
  • 3 (in house) (British English) she does for us on Mondays
    viene a limpiar a casa los lunes
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