verb engage in
- make love, not war
- make an effort
- do research
- do nothing
- make revolution
verb carry out or perform an action
perform; do; execute.
- John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
- the skater executed a triple pirouette
- she did a little dance
verb get (something) done
verb proceed or get along
fare; do; make out; come; get along.
- How is she doing in her new job?
- How are you making out in graduate school?
- He's come a long way
verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
do; make; cause.
- cause a commotion
- make a stir
- cause an accident
verb carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
practise; practice; exercise; do.
verb be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
answer; do; suffice; serve.
- A few words would answer
- This car suits my purpose well
- Will $100 do?
- A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school
- Nothing else will serve
verb create or design, often in a certain way
- Do my room in blue
- I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest
verb behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
do; behave; act.
- You should act like an adult
- Don't behave like a fool
- What makes her do this way?
- The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
verb spend time in prison or in a labor camp
- He did six years for embezzlement
verb carry on or function
- We could do with a little more help around here
verb arrange attractively
do; set; coiffe; coif; coiffure; dress; arrange.
- dress my hair for the wedding
verb travel or traverse (a distance)
- This car does 150 miles per hour
- We did 6 miles on our hike every day
adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
through; through with.
- certain to make history before he's done
- it's a done deed
- after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
- almost through with his studies
adjective satellite cooked until ready to serve
Done p. p. from Do
- Performed; executed; finished.
- It is done or agreed; let it be a match or bargain; -- used elliptically.
Prob. corrupted from OF. doné
, F. donné
, p. p. of OF. doner
, F. donner
, to give, issue, fr. L. donare
to give. See Donate
, and cf. Donee
- Given; executed; issued; made public; -- used chiefly in the clause giving the date of a proclamation or public act.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
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