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do for sb/sth

UK old-fashioned informal
phrasal verb with do uk   us   // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ verb (did, done)
to seriously damage something, or to seriously hurt or kill someone: Driving on those rough roads has really done for my car.
Translations of “do for sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嚴重損壞, 嚴重傷害, 殺死…
in Chinese (Simplified) 严重损坏, 严重伤害, 杀死…
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