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do

verb /duː/ ( 3rd person singular present tense does /daz/, past tense did /did/, past participle done /dan/, negative short forms don’t /dount/, doesn’t /ˈdaznt/, didn’t /ˈdidnt/)
used with a more important verb in questions and negative statements 0 Do you smoke? I don’t know where he lives.
used with a more important verb for emphasis; /I did buy a ticket but I must have lost it; , Do sit down/ 0
used to avoid repeating a verb which comes immediately before 0 I thought she wouldn’t come, but she did.
used with a more important verb after seldom, rarely and little 0 Little did he know what was in store for him.
to carry out or perform hacer What shall I do? That was a terrible thing to do.
to manage to finish or complete hacer When you’ve done that, you can start on this We did a hundred kilometres in an hour.
to perform an activity concerning something hacer I’ve still got to do the washing We need to do the garden – it’s becoming overgrown.
to be enough or suitable for a purpose servir, ir bien, ser suficiente Will this piece of fish do two of us? That’ll do nicely Do you want me to look for a blue one or will a pink one do? Will next Saturday do for our next meeting?
to work at or study hacer, dedicarse, estudiar She’s doing sums He’s at university doing science.
to manage or prosper ir How’s your wife doing? My son is doing well at school.
to put in order or arrange arreglar She’s doing her hair.
to act or behave hacer, comportarse, actuar Why don’t you do as we do?
to give or show hacer The whole town gathered to do him honour.
to cause causar, hacer What damage did the storm do? It won’t do him any harm.
to see everything and visit everything in visitar They tried to do London in four days.
doer noun
a person who does something persona emprendedora/dinámica; malvado (evildoer) an evildoer a doer of good deeds.
doings noun plural
the things which a person does obras, hechos, acciones He tells me about all your doings.
done /dan/ adjective
finished or complete acabado, cumplido That’s that job done at last.
(of food) completely cooked and ready to eat hecho I don’t think the meat is quite done yet.
socially accepted que se acepta, que se hace It’s not the done thing to ask someone how much they earn.
do-it-yourself noun
(of) the art or practice of doing one’s own decorating, repairs etc (also DIY) bricolaje I’ve just bought a book on do-it-yourself so I can try to tile the bathroom (also adjective) a do-it-yourself job.
to-do
a fuss follón, lío, jaleo There has been a tremendous to-do about the missing papers.
I/he etc could be doing with / could do with
it would be better if I, he etc had or did (something) apetecer I could do with a cup of coffee.
do away with phrasal verb
to get rid of abolir, suprimir, eliminar, acabar con They did away with uniforms at that school years ago.
do for phrasal verb
to kill or cause the end of acabar con, matar That attack of flu almost did for him.
done for adjective
(informal ) ruined, defeated or about to be killed etc estar perdido The police are coming – run for it or we’re done for!
done in adjective
(informal) exhausted estar agotado/exhausto/destrozado/reventado He felt completely done in after runnng for the bus.
do out phrasal verb
(informal) to clean thoroughly limpiar a fondo The room’s tidy – I did it out yesterday.
do out of phrasal verb
(informal ) to prevent from getting, especially by using dishonest methods quitar, birlar My boss tried to do me out of a day’s holiday.
do’s and don’ts /dounts/
rules or advice for action reglas, normas If you want to lose weight, I can give you a list of do’s and don’ts.
do without phrasal verb
to manage without and accept the lack of pasar sin, arreglárselas sin, prescindir de We’ll just have to do without a phone If you’re too lazy to fetch the ice cream, you can just do without I can do without your opinion, if you don’t mind.
to do with
(with have) to have dealings with relacionarse con I never had anything to do with the neighbours.
(with have) to be involved in, especially to be (partly) responsible for tener que ver con The police asked him if he had had anything to do with the robbery.
(with have) to be connected with tener que ver con Has this decision anything to do with what I said yesterday?
(with beor have) to be about or concerned with tratarse de This letter is/has to do with Bill’s plans for the summer.
(with have) to be the concern of tener que ver con I’m sorry, but that question has nothing to do with me What has that (got) to do with him?
what are you etc doing with
why or how have you etc got qué estás etc haciendo con What are you doing with my umbrella?
what action are you etc taking about qué haces etc con What are they doing with the children during the day if they’re both working?
(Definition of do from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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