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English noun: do

1. do (event) an uproarious party


Synonymsbash, brawl


Broader (hypernym)party

2. do (communication) the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization


Synonymsdoh, ut


Broader (hypernym)solfa syllable

3. DO (communication) doctor's degree in osteopathy


SynonymsDoctor of Osteopathy


Broader (hypernym)doctor's degree, doctorate


English verb: do

1. do (social) engage in


SamplesMake love, not war.
Make an effort.
Do research.
Do nothing.
Make revolution.


Synonymsmake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)exaggerate, overdo


Verb groupmake

2. do (creation) carry out or perform an action


SamplesJohn did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters.
The skater executed a triple pirouette.
She did a little dance.


Synonymsexecute, perform


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)ad-lib, appear, blaze away, carry, churn out, click off, conduct, cut, cut corners, declaim, direct, extemporise, extemporize, improvise, improvize, interpret, lead, make, pipe up, practice, practise, premier, premiere, recite, rehearse, render, scamp, serenade, star, stunt

3. do (social) get (something) done


SamplesI did my job.


Synonymsperform


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill


Narrower (hyponym)do one's best, give full measure, give one's best, go all out, misdo, overachieve, ply, turn, underachieve, underperform

4. do (stative) proceed or get along


SamplesHow is she doing in her new job?.
How are you making out in graduate school?.
He's come a long way.


Synonymscome, fare, get along, make out


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


Broader (hypernym)go, proceed

5. do (creation) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally


SamplesCause a commotion.
Make a stir.
Cause an accident.


Synonymscause, make


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)actuate, breed, call forth, determine, effect, effectuate, engender, evoke, facilitate, force, impel, incite, influence, initiate, kick up, make, mold, motivate, move, occasion, pioneer, prompt, propel, provoke, regulate, set up, shape, spawn

6. do (social) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions


SamplesPractice law.


Synonymsexercise, practice, practise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)shamanise, shamanize


Entaildo work, work

7. do (stative) be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsanswer, serve, suffice


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy


Narrower (hyponym)bridge over, function, go a long way, go around, keep going, measure up, qualify, serve, tide over

8. do (creation) create or design, often in a certain way


SamplesDo my room in blue.
I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest.


ExamplesDid he do his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsmake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Antonymsunmake, undo

9. do (body) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself


SamplesYou 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.


Synonymsact, behave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s Adjective


Narrower (hyponym)act, act as, act involuntarily, act reflexively, backslap, bend over backwards, bluster, break down, bungle, dally, dawdle, fall over backwards, follow, footle, freeze, frivol, hugger mugger, jest, joke, loosen up, lose it, make, make, make as if, menace, optimise, optimize, piffle, play, play, presume, puff up, quack, rage, ramp, relax, romanticize, sauce, sentimentalise, sentimentalize, sentimentise, sentimentize, snap, stooge, storm, swagger, swash, swell, toy, trifle, vulgarise, vulgarize, wanton


Verb groupact, act, act as, dissemble, play, pretend

10. do (stative) spend time in prison or in a labor camp


SamplesHe did six years for embezzlement.


Synonymsserve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)pass, spend


Narrower (hyponym)admit

11. do (social) carry on or function


SamplesWe could do with a little more help around here.


Synonymsmanage


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

12. do (body) arrange attractively


SamplesDress my hair for the wedding.


ExamplesThey do their hair


Synonymsarrange, coif, coiffe, coiffure, dress, set


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten


Narrower (hyponym)bob, wave


Verb groupcurry, dress, groom

13. do (motion) travel or traverse (a distance)


SamplesThis car does 150 miles per hour.
We did 6 miles on our hike every day.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel









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