Meaning of “do” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /duː/ past tense did, past participle done

A1 to perform an action or job:

What are you doing this weekend?
What does she do? (= What is her job?)

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MAKE [ T ]

A2 to make or prepare something:

Our printer only does black and white copies.
Max's Cafe does great sandwiches.
do badly/well, etc

B1 to be unsuccessful/successful, etc:

Sam did very well UK in her exams/ US on her exams.
do biology/French/history, etc UK
do your hair/make-up, etc

B1 to make your hair/make-up, etc look nice

do sb good

B2 to have a good effect on someone:

A holiday would do you good.
do damage/harm, etc

B2 to cause damage/harm, etc:

Luckily the fire didn't do much damage.
will do

will be satisfactory:

You don't have to pay now, next week will do.

to travel at a particular speed:

For most of the journey we were doing 70 miles an hour.

(Definition of “do verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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