Meaning of “don't” in the English Dictionary

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"don't" in British English

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uk /dəʊnt/ us /doʊnt/

short form of do not:

Don't do that - it hurts!

More examples

  • You'll feel cold if you don't wear a coat.
  • Come on - we're going to be late if you don't hurry!
  • I don't feel comfortable in high heels.
  • "There, there, don't cry, " she said.
  • Please don't swear in front of the children.
noun [ plural ] uk /dəʊnts/ us /doʊnts/

(Definition of “don't” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"don’t" in American English

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us /doʊnt/

contraction of do not:

Please don’t make any noise while they are recording.

(Definition of “don’t” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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