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do1

do1

pronunciation:
du
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, auxiliary verb
phrases:
do or die
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: does, doing, did, done
definition 1: to complete or carry out to completion; perform.
synonyms:
accomplish, carry out, complete, discharge, execute, fulfill, hack, perform
similar words:
carry off, commit, finish, render, succeed, take, transact
definition 2: to cause or bring about.
He did no evil.
synonyms:
cause, effect, effectuate
similar words:
create, produce, work
definition 3: to cover (a distance); travel.
We did twenty miles in the car.
synonyms:
cover, travel
similar words:
accomplish, finish
definition 4: to work at.
Yesterday we did the rugs, and today we'll do the windows.
similar words:
clean, complete, perform, practice, prepare
definition 5: to form, shape, or craft.
She does needlepoint.
synonyms:
fashion, make, produce
similar words:
compose, craft, create, dress, originate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to behave or act.
synonyms:
behave
similar words:
act, perform
definition 2: to get along.
He is doing well.
synonyms:
fare, get along, manage
similar words:
succeed
definition 3: to be satisfactory or sufficient.
That tie will do.
synonyms:
fit, satisfy, suffice, suit
similar words:
serve
phrase: do or die
 
part of speech: auxiliary verb
definition 1: used to emphasize the main verb.
I do intend to go.
definition 2: used to introduce a question.
Do you want to go?
definition 3: used to avoid repeating a main verb.
I believe as you do.
Homophone Note
The words do1, dew, and due sound alike in American English but have different meanings.