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English verb: do by

1. do by (social) interact in a certain way


SamplesDo right by her.
Treat him with caution, please.
Handle the press reporters gently.


Synonymshandle, treat


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interact


Narrower (hyponym)abuse, baby, bemock, brutalise, brutalize, cocker, coddle, cosset, criminalize, cut, disregard, do well by, featherbed, gloss over, handle with kid gloves, ignore, ill-treat, ill-use, indulge, maltreat, mistreat, mock, mollycoddle, nurse, pamper, ride roughshod, rough-house, run roughshod, skate over, skimp over, slur over, smooth over, snub, spoil, step, strong-arm, upstage, wrong


Verb groupaddress, cover, deal, handle, plow, treat, treat









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