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verb (CONNECTED)    // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ (did, done)
to do with B2 connected with: "Why did you want to talk to me?" "Well, it's to do with a complaint that's been made about your work." "But I didn't have any money." "What has that got to do with it? You still shouldn't have taken my purse without asking me." She's refused to have anything (more) to do with him since he was arrested for drinking and driving. "I thought I should tell you I saw your son smoking today." "Mind your own business, would you? It has nothing to do with you what my son does!"Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning Grammar: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 (CONNECTED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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