do Definition

  • 1perform an action
  • 2be suitable or acceptable
  • 3used before a verb to form questions and negative sentences

Using do: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "do" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I need to do my homework.

  • Example

    This dress will do for the party.

  • Example

    Do you like pizza?

  • Example

    I don't want to do that again.

do Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonyms for do

Idioms Using do

  • do one's best

    to try as hard as possible


    I'll do my best to finish the project on time.

  • do the trick

    to be effective or successful


    A cup of tea should do the trick and make you feel better.

  • to be related to or connected with


    What does this have to do with the price of tea in China?

Phrases with do

  • to get rid of something


    We should do away with this old furniture.

  • to do again


    I made a mistake, so I have to do it over.

  • to manage without something


    I can do without coffee in the morning.

Origins of do

Old English 'don'


Summary: do in Brief

The verb 'do' [duː] means to perform an action, be suitable or acceptable, or used before a verb to form questions and negative sentences. It is a versatile word that can be used in various contexts, such as 'I need to do my homework,' 'This dress will do for the party,' and 'Do you like pizza?' 'Do' also appears in phrases like 'do away with,' meaning to get rid of something, and idioms like 'do one's best,' meaning to try as hard as possible.

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