Translation of do for in Spanish:

do for

v + prep + o
  • 1.1 (contrive) (usu in interrog) what did you do for money/food? ¿de dónde sacaste dinero/comida? 1.2 (cause collapse of) (BrE) 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 AmE) [colloquial/familiar] 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 or [familiar/colloquial] molido or [familiar/colloquial] hecho polvo 1.3 (in house) (BrE) she does for us on Mondays viene a limpiar a casa los lunes
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