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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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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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