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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.
If you do these exercises, you will increase your muscle strength.I did all of the assignments over the weekend.Did you do all your work?You did me a very big favor by hauling those things away.He asked his lawyer to do him one last service before she retired.
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 robbed the house, but he did no harm to the old couple living there.The accident did a lot of damage to the car.
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:
complete, perform, practice, prepare, take care of
definition 5: to form, shape, or craft.
She does needlepoint.
synonyms:
fashion, make, produce
similar words:
compose, craft, create, dress, originate
definition 6: to attempt or carry out in order to solve a problem or accomplish a particular goal.
What are we going to do about all these debts?Aren't you going to do anything about this problem?Is there anything the doctors can do?What do you want me to do with these boxes?
similar words:
attempt, carry out, try, undertake, venture
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to behave or act.
She does as she pleases whether we like it or not.
synonyms:
behave
similar words:
act, perform
definition 2: to get along.
The fish are doing well in the new tank.
synonyms:
fare, get along, manage
similar words:
succeed
definition 3: to be satisfactory or sufficient.
That tie is a little out of style, but it 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.