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English definition of “doing”

doing

noun (ACTION)    /ˈduː.ɪŋ/
be sb's doing [U] to be done or caused by someone: Is this your doing? (= Did you do this?) It was none of my doing. → See also deedActing and actsDealing with things or people take some doing [U] to be difficult to do and need a lot of effort: Running a marathon takes some/a lot of doing.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impedingEffort and expending energyTrying and making an effort doings [plural] UK someone's activities: The doings of the British royal family have always been of interest to the media.Acting and actsDealing with things or people
(Definition of doing noun (ACTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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