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 DO DO

noun

  • doctor's degree in osteopathy  ( DO, Doctor of Osteopathy )
    doctor's degree in osteopathy
  • the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization  ( do, doh, ut )
    the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  • an uproarious party  ( bash, brawl, do )
    an uproarious party
  • verb

  • () engage in  ( make, do )
    engage in
     make love, not war
    make love, not war
     make an effort
    make an effort
     do research
    do research
     do nothing
    do nothing
     make revolution
    make revolution
  • () carry out or perform an action  ( execute, perform, do )
    carry out or perform an action
     John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
     the skater executed a triple pirouette
    the skater executed a triple pirouette
     she did a little dance
    she did a little dance
  • () get (something) done  ( perform, do )
    get (something) done
     I did my job
    I did my job
  • () proceed or get along  ( come, fare, make out, get along, do )
    proceed or get along
     How is she doing in her new job?
    How is she doing in her new job?
     How are you making out in graduate school?
    How are you making out in graduate school?
     He's come a long way
    He's come a long way
  • () give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally  ( do, make, cause )
    give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
     cause a commotion
    cause a commotion
     make a stir
    make a stir
     cause an accident
    cause an accident
  • () carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions  ( practise, exercise, practice, do )
    carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
     practice law
    practice law
  • () be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity  ( answer, serve, suffice, do )
    be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
     A few words would answer
    A few words would answer
     This car suits my purpose well
    This car suits my purpose well
     Will $100 do?
    Will $100 do?
     A B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school
    A B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school
     Nothing else will serve
    Nothing else will serve
  • () create or design, often in a certain way  ( do, make )
    create or design, often in a certain way
     Do my room in blue
    Do my room in blue
     I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest
    I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest
  • () behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself  ( do, behave, act )
    behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
     You should act like an adult
    You should act like an adult
     Don't behave like a fool
    Don't behave like a fool
     What makes her do this way?
    What makes her do this way?
     The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
    The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
  • () arrange attractively  ( coif, coiffe, coiffure, dress, set, arrange, do )
    arrange attractively
     dress my hair for the wedding
    dress my hair for the wedding
  • () carry on or function  ( manage, do )
    carry on or function
     We could do with a little more help around here
    We could do with a little more help around here
  • () spend time in prison or in a labor camp  ( do, serve )
    spend time in prison or in a labor camp
     He did six years for embezzlement
    He did six years for embezzlement
  • () travel or traverse (a distance)  ( do )
    travel or traverse (a distance)
     This car does 150 miles per hour
    This car does 150 miles per hour
     We did 6 miles on our hike every day
    We did 6 miles on our hike every day