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English definition of “do”

do

verb     /duː/ (past tense did, past participle done)
ACTION/JOB [T] A1 to perform an action or job : Go upstairs and do your homework . What are you doing this weekend ? What does she do? (= What is her job ?) Acting and actsDealing with things or peoplePerforming a functionFunctioning
MAKE [T] A2 to make or prepare something: Our printer only does black and white copies . Max's Cafe does great sandwiches .Creating and producingInventing, designing and innovationProviding and serving mealsPreparing foodPreparing food using heat
do badly/well, etc B1 to be unsuccessful / successful , etc : Sam did very well UK in her exams / US on her exams .Performing a functionFunctioningSuccessful (things or people)
do biology/French/history, etc UK A1 to study biology / French / history , etc Knowing and learning
do your hair/make-up, etc B1 to make your hair / make-up , etc look nice Personal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally
do sb good B2 to have a good effect on someone: A holiday would do you good.Performing a functionFunctioningBeing suitable or unsuitableBecoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
do damage/harm, etc B2 to cause damage / harm , etc : Luckily the fire didn't do much damage .Being suitable or unsuitable
will do will be satisfactory : You don't have to pay now, next week will do.Being suitable or unsuitableCoping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
SPEED [T] to travel at a particular speed : For most of the journey we were doing 70 miles an hour .Travelling
(Definition of do verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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