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English definition of “do for sb/sth”

do for sb/sth

UK old-fashioned informal phrasal verb with do     // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ verb (did, done)
to seriously damage something, or to seriously hurt or kill someone: Driving on those rough roads has really done for my car.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishingKillingMurder and attempted murder
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