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Main Entry: 1do
Inflected Form(s): did /()did/; done /dn/; do·ing /dü-i/; does /()dz/
Etymology: Old English dn "to cause to happen, perform" 1 a: to cause (as an act or action) to happen : CARRY OUT, PERFORM <do me a favor> b: 2ACT 3, behave <do as I say> 2 a: to work at <what one does for a living> b: to take suitable action on <do your homework> <do the dishes> c: 1SET 11 <have my hair done> d: DECORATE 1 <did the bedroom in blue> 3: to make progress <does well in school> 4: to act so as to bring : RENDER <sleep will do you good> 5: to come to the end of : FINISH <turn out the light when you are done> 6: to put forth : EXERT <did your best to win> 7 a: to travel a distance of <did 500 miles that day> b: to travel at a speed of <doing 55 miles per hour on the turnpike> 8: 1SERVE 1d <did five years for armed robbery> 9 a: to serve the purpose <half of that will do> b: to be fitting or proper <it won't do to be late> 10 -- used as a helping verb (1) before the subject in an interrogative sentence <do you play the piano?>, (2) in a negative statement <I do not know>, (3) for emphasis <you do know>, and (4) as a substitute for a preceding verb <you work harder than I do> - do away with 1: to put an end to : get rid of : ABOLISH 2: 1KILL 1 - do the trick: to give or have a desired result