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verb [I usually + adverb] (MANAGE)    // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ (did, done)
B1 to develop or continue with the stated amount of success: How is Mary doing in her new job/school? Both the new mother and her baby are doing very well. Are your roses doing all right this year? Many shops are doing badly because of the economic situation. I did rather well when I traded in my car - they gave me a good price for it. Alexa has done well for herself (= has achieved great personal success), getting such a highly paid job. → Synonym manageCoping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring manageGrammar:DoSee moreGrammar:Do: formsDo is an irregular verb. Its three forms are do, did, done. The present simple third person singular is does:See moreGrammar:Do: usesWe use do as a main verb and an auxiliary verb. We can also use it as a substitute verb.See moreGrammar:Do as a main verbDo as a main verb has a number of meanings.See moreGrammar:Do as an auxiliary verbDo is one of three auxiliary verbs in English: be, do, have. We use do to make negatives (do + not), to make question forms, and to make the verb more emphatic.See moreGrammar:Do as an auxiliary verb: typical errorsSee moreGrammar:Do as a substitute verbWe often use do instead of repeating all the words in a clause. Do substitutes for the words we don’t repeat:See moreGrammar:Do or make?When we use do and make with noun phrases, do focuses on the process of acting or performing something, make emphasises more the product or outcome of an action:See more
(Definition of do verb (MANAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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