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Do vs. Does

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Doverb

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker

Doesnoun

plural of doe

Doverb

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker in a question whose main verb is not another auxiliary verb or be.

‘Do you go there often?’;

Does

The 3d pers. sing. pres. of Do.

Doverb

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations with the indicative and imperative moods.

‘I do not go there often.’; ‘Do not listen to him.’;

Doverb

(auxiliary) A syntactic marker for emphasis with the indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods.

‘But I do go sometimes.’; ‘Do tell us.’; ‘It is important that he do come see me.’;

Doverb

(pro-verb) A syntactic marker that refers back to an earlier verb and allows the speaker to avoid repeating the verb; not generally used with auxiliaries such as "be".

‘I play tennis; she does too.’;

Doverb

(transitive) To perform; to execute.

‘all you ever do is surf the Internet;’; ‘what will you do this afternoon?’;

Doverb

(obsolete) To cause, make (someone) (do something).

Doverb

To suffice.

‘it’s not the best broom, but it will have to do;’; ‘this will do me, thanks.’;

Doverb

(intransitive) To be reasonable or acceptable.

‘It simply will not do to have dozens of children running around such a quiet event.’;

Doverb

(transitive) To have (as an effect).

‘The fresh air did him some good.’;

Doverb

(intransitive) To fare; to succeed or fail.

‘Our relationship isn't doing very well;’; ‘how do you do?’;

Doverb

To have as one's job.

‘What does Bob do? — He's a plumber.’;

Doverb

To perform the tasks or actions associated with (something)

‘"Don't forget to do your report" means something quite different depending on whether you're a student or a programmer.’;

Doverb

To cook.

‘I'll just do some eggs.’;

Doverb

(transitive) To travel in, to tour, to make a circuit of.

‘Let’s do New York also.’;

Doverb

(transitive) To treat in a certain way.

Doverb

(transitive) To work for or on, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, etc.

Doverb

To act or behave in a certain manner; to conduct oneself.

Doverb

(transitive) (see also do time) To spend (time) in jail.

‘I did five years for armed robbery.’;

Doverb

(transitive) To impersonate or depict.

‘They really laughed when he did Clinton, with a perfect accent and a leer.’;

Doverb

To kill.

Doverb

To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.

Doverb

(informal) To punish for a misdemeanor.

‘He got done for speeding.’; ‘Teacher'll do you for that!’;

Doverb

To have sex with. (See also do it)

Doverb

(transitive) To cheat or swindle.

‘That guy just did me out of two hundred bucks!’;

Doverb

(transitive) To convert into a certain form; especially, to translate.

‘the novel has just been done into English;’; ‘I'm going to do this play into a movie’;

Doverb

To finish.

‘Aren't you done yet?’;

Doverb

To work as a domestic servant (with for).

Doverb

Used to form the present progressive of verbs.

Doverb

(stock exchange) To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.

Doverb

To make or provide.

‘Do they do haircuts there?’; ‘Could you do me a burger with mayonnaise instead of ketchup?’;

Doverb

To injure (one's own body part).

Doverb

(transitive) To take drugs.

‘I do cocaine.’;

Doverb

to have a purpose or reason

‘What's that car doing in our swimming pool?’;

Donoun

(colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.

‘We’re having a bit of a do on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.’;

Donoun

(informal) A hairdo.

‘Nice do!’;

Donoun

Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).

Donoun

(obsolete) A deed; an act.

Donoun

(archaic) Ado; bustle; stir; to-do; A period of confusion or argument.

Donoun

A cheat; a swindler.

Donoun

An act of swindling; a fraud or deception.

Donoun

(music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.

Doadverb

(rare) lang=en

Donoun

A syllable attached to the first tone of the major diatonic scale for the purpose of solmization, or solfeggio. It is the first of the seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of musical tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and America the same syllables are used by many as a scale pattern, while the tones in respect to absolute pitch are named from the first seven letters of the alphabet.

Donoun

Deed; act; fear.

Donoun

Ado; bustle; stir; to do.

‘A great deal of do, and a great deal of trouble.’;

Donoun

A cheat; a swindle.

Do

To place; to put.

Do

To cause; to make; - with an infinitive.

‘My lord Abbot of Westminster did do shewe to me late certain evidences.’; ‘I shall . . . your cloister do make.’; ‘A fatal plague which many did to die.’; ‘We do you to wit [i. e., We make you to know] of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia.’;

Do

To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to effect; to achieve.

‘The neglecting it may do much danger.’; ‘He waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither good not harm.’;

Do

To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty; to do what I can.

‘Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work.’; ‘We did not do these things.’; ‘You can not do wrong without suffering wrong.’;

Do

To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to finish; to accomplish; - a sense conveyed by the construction, which is that of the past participle done.

Do

To make ready for an object, purpose, or use, as food by cooking; to cook completely or sufficiently; as, the meat is done on one side only.

Do

To put or bring into a form, state, or condition, especially in the phrases, to do death, to put to death; to slay; to do away (often do away with), to put away; to remove; to do on, to put on; to don; to do off, to take off, as dress; to doff; to do into, to put into the form of; to translate or transform into, as a text.

‘Done to death by slanderous tongues.’; ‘The ground of the difficulty is done away.’; ‘Suspicions regarding his loyalty were entirely done away.’; ‘To do on our own harness, that we may not; but we must do on the armor of God.’; ‘Then Jason rose and did on him a fairBlue woolen tunic.’; ‘Though the former legal pollution be now done off, yet there is a spiritual contagion in idolatry as much to be shunned.’; ‘It ["Pilgrim's Progress"] has been done into verse: it has been done into modern English.’;

Do

To cheat; to gull; to overreach.

‘He was not be done, at his time of life, by frivolous offers of a compromise that might have secured him seventy-five per cent.’;

Do

To see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of interest.

Do

To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.

Do

To perform work upon, about, for, or at, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, or the like.

‘The sergeants seem to do themselves pretty well.’;

Do

To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.

‘Sometimes they lie in wait in these dark streets, and fracture his skull, . . . or break his arm, or cut the sinew of his wrist; and that they call doing him.’; ‘Rarely . . . did the wrongs of individuals to the knowledge of the public.’; ‘My brightest hopes giving dark fears a being.As the light does the shadow.’;

Doverb

To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.

‘They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment.’;

Doverb

To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day?

Doverb

To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do.

‘You would do well to prefer a bill against all kings and parliaments since the Conquest; and if that won't do; challenge the crown.’; ‘Some folks are happy and easy in mind when their victim is stabbed and done for.’;

Donoun

an uproarious party

Donoun

the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization

Donoun

doctor's degree in osteopathy

Doverb

engage in;

‘make love, not war’; ‘make an effort’; ‘do research’; ‘do nothing’; ‘make revolution’;

Doverb

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’;

Doverb

get (something) done;

‘I did my job’;

Doverb

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’;

Doverb

give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;

‘cause a commotion’; ‘make a stir’; ‘cause an accident’;

Doverb

carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;

‘practice law’;

Doverb

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’;

Doverb

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’;

Doverb

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’;

Doverb

spend time in prison or in a labor camp;

‘He did six years for embezzlement’;

Doverb

carry on or manage;

‘We could do with a little more help around here’;

Doverb

arrange attractively;

‘dress my hair for the wedding’;

Doverb

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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