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do1

do1

pronunciation:
du
parts of speech:
verb, auxiliary verb
phrases:
do away with
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: does, doing, did, done
definition 1: to carry out; perform.
The clown did jumping jacks.I have already done my homework.
synonyms:
accomplish, carry out, complete, execute, fulfill, perform
similar words:
carry off, commit, finish, succeed, take
definition 2: to cause or bring about.
He did no harm.
synonyms:
cause, effect
similar words:
create, produce, work
definition 3: to work at.
Yesterday we did the rugs and today we'll do the windows.
similar words:
clean, complete, perform, practice, prepare
definition 4: to form or shape.
She does sculpture.
synonyms:
fashion, make, produce
similar words:
compose, create, originate
definition 5: to behave or act.
Mae does exactly as she pleases.
synonyms:
behave
similar words:
act, perform
definition 6: to get along.
He is doing well at school.
synonyms:
fare, get along
similar words:
succeed
definition 7: to be good enough.
Will this shirt do, or should I put on something nicer?
similar words:
serve
phrase: do away with
 
part of speech: auxiliary verb
definition 1: used to stress the main verb.
I did knock first.
definition 2: used to introduce a question.
Do you want to go to the movies?
definition 3: used to avoid repeating a main verb.
My brother says whatever I do.
Homophone Note
The words do1, dew, and due sound alike in American English but have different meanings.