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Definition of 'do'


  1. an uproarious party
       Synonyms: bash brawl
  2. the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
       Synonyms: doh ut
  3. doctor's degree in osteopathy
       Synonyms: Doctor of Osteopathy


  1. engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution"
       Synonyms: make
  2. carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
       Synonyms: perform execute
  3. get (something) done; "I did my job"
       Synonyms: perform
  4. proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way"
       Synonyms: fare make out come get along
  5. give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
       Synonyms: cause make
  6. carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law"
       Synonyms: practice practise exercise
  7. be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "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"
       Synonyms: suffice answer serve
  8. 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: unmake undo
  9. behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "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"
       Synonyms: act behave
  10. spend time in prison or in a labor camp; "He did six years for embezzlement"
       Synonyms: serve
  11. carry on or manage; "We could do with a little more help around here"
       Synonyms: manage
  12. arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
       Synonyms: dress arrange set coif coiffe coiffure
  13. travel or traverse (a distance); "This car does 150 miles per hour"; "We did 6 miles on our hike every day"

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