do

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: do

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v
engage in
2
v
give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
3
v
spend time in prison or in a labor camp
4
v
travel or traverse (a distance)
5
v
be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
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n
an uproarious party
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n
the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: do
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v engage in

do research”
do nothing”
Synonyms:
make
make
perform or carry out
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exaggerate, overdo
do something to an excessive degree
overpraise
praise excessively
oversimplify
simplify to an excessive degree
overleap
defeat (oneself) by going too far

v carry out or perform an action

“John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters”
“she did a little dance”
Synonyms:
execute, perform
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perform or finish an action rapidly
carry
sing or play against other voices or parts
pipe up
begin to play or sing
declaim, recite
recite in elocution
serenade
sing and play for somebody
cut corners
do something the cheapest or easiest way
stunt
perform a stunt or stunts
cut
perform or carry out
blaze away
perform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly
scamp
perform hastily and carelessly
churn out
perform in a mechanical way
premier, premiere
perform a work for the first time
star
be the star in a performance
appear
appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.
practice, practise, rehearse
engage in a rehearsal (of)
ad-lib, extemporise, extemporize, improvise, improvize
perform without preparation
interpret, render
give an interpretation or rendition of
conduct, direct, lead
lead, as in the performance of a composition
make
perform or carry out
elocute
declaim in an elocutionary manner
perorate
deliver an oration in grandiloquent style
scan
read metrically
co-star
be the co-star in a performance
walk through
perform in a perfunctory way, as for a first rehearsal
scrimmage
practice playing (a sport)
sing
deliver by singing
pay
render

v get (something) done

“I did my job”
Synonyms:
perform
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overachieve
perform better or achieve a greater degree of success than expected
turn
accomplish by rotating
underachieve, underperform
perform less well or with less success than expected
misdo
do wrongly or improperly
do one's best, give full measure, give one's best, go all out
perform a task as well as possible
ply
apply oneself diligently
Type of:
accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
put in effect

v carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions

Synonyms:
exercise, practice, practise
Types:
shamanise, shamanize
practice shamanism

v proceed or get along

“How is she doing in her new job?”
Synonyms:
come, fare, get along, make out
Type of:
go, proceed
follow a certain course

v behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

“What makes her do this way?”
Synonyms:
act, behave
act, act as, play
pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
act, dissemble, pretend
behave unnaturally or affectedly
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act involuntarily, act reflexively
act in an uncontrolled manner
bend over backwards, fall over backwards
try very hard to please someone
presume
take liberties or act with too much confidence
vulgarise, vulgarize
act in a vulgar manner
optimise, optimize
act as an optimist and take a sunny view of the world
quack
act as a medical quack or a charlatan
menace
act in a threatening manner
make
act in a certain way so as to acquire
bluster, swagger, swash
act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
freeze
suddenly behave coldly and formally
wanton
behave extremely cruelly and brutally
romanticize
act in a romantic way
sentimentalise, sentimentalize, sentimentise, sentimentize
act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression
bungle
spoil by behaving clumsily or foolishly
play, toy
engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
act, act as, play
pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
stooge
act as a stooge, in a compliant or subordinate manner
jest, joke
act in a funny or teasing way
piffle
act in a trivial or ineffective way
make
behave in a certain way
make as if
begin or appear to begin an action
break down, lose it, snap
lose control of one's emotions
dally, dawdle
waste time
backslap
display excessive cordiality (towards)
hugger mugger
act stealthily or secretively
sauce
behave saucily or impudently towards
footle
act foolishly, as by talking nonsense
frivol, trifle
act frivolously
puff up, swell
become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
follow
accept and follow the leadership or command or guidance of
loosen up, relax
become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner
rage, ramp, storm
behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
sneeze
exhale spasmodically, as when an irritant entered one's nose
blink, nictate, nictitate, wink
briefly shut the eyes
break wind, fart
expel intestinal gases through the anus
salivate
produce saliva
antic, clown, clown around
act as or like a clown
dissolve
lose control emotionally
die
be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame
fall apart, go to pieces
lose one's emotional or mental composure

v arrange attractively

Synonyms:
arrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, dress, set
curry, dress, groom
give a neat appearance to
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bob
cut hair in the style of a bob
wave
set waves in
marcel
make a marcel in a woman's hair
gauffer, goffer
make wavy with a heated goffering iron
perm
give a permanent wave to
Type of:
groom, neaten
care for one's external appearance
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v give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

Synonyms:
cause, make
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determine, influence, mold, regulate, shape
shape or influence; give direction to
initiate, pioneer
take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of
effect, effectuate, set up
produce
make
compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way
occasion
give occasion to
call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke
evoke or provoke to appear or occur
breed, engender, spawn
call forth
actuate, incite, motivate, move, prompt, propel
give an incentive for action
force, impel
urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
facilitate
increase the likelihood of (a response)
dispose, incline
make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
disincline, indispose
make unwilling
miscreate
shape or form or make badly
carry weight
have influence to a specified degree
decide
influence or determine
reshape
shape anew or differently
time
set the speed, duration, or execution of
index
adjust through indexation
pace
regulate or set the pace of
predetermine
determine beforehand
accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
put in effect
strike up
begin
innovate, introduce
bring something new to an environment
draw, get
earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
activate, actuate, set off, spark, spark off, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip
put in motion or move to act
precipitate
bring about abruptly
hasten, induce, rush, stimulate
cause to occur rapidly
drive
compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
inspire
supply the inspiration for
pick
provoke
constitute, establish, found, institute, plant
set up or lay the groundwork for
arrange, stage
plan, organize, and carry out (an event)
mount
put up or launch
attempt, set about, undertake
enter upon an activity or enterprise
devise, get up, machinate, organise, organize, prepare
arrange by systematic planning and united effort
serve
contribute or conduce to
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v 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”
Synonyms:
make
Antonyms:
undo, unmake
deprive of certain characteristics
Type of:
create, make
create by artistic means
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v spend time in prison or in a labor camp

“He did six years for embezzlement”
Synonyms:
serve
Types:
admit
serve as a means of entrance
Type of:
pass, spend
pass time in a specific way
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v travel or traverse (a distance)

“This car does 150 miles per hour”
“We did 6 miles on our hike every day”
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
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v be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity

“Will $100 do?”
Synonyms:
answer, serve, suffice
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bridge over, keep going, tide over
suffice for a period between two points
go a long way
suffice or be adequate for a while or to a certain extent
function, serve
serve a purpose, role, or function
measure up, qualify
prove capable or fit; meet requirements
go around
be sufficient
prelude
serve as a prelude or opening to
act as
function as or act like
Type of:
fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy
meet the requirements or expectations of

v carry on or function

“We could do with a little more help around here”
Synonyms:
manage
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n an uproarious party

Synonyms:
bash, brawl
Type of:
party
an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment
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n the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization

Synonyms:
doh, ut
Type of:
solfa syllable
one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization

WORD FORMS

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engage in
give rise to
spend time in prison or in a labor camp
travel or traverse (a distance)
be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
an uproarious party
1 do
n
the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
2 do
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