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Definizione monolingua do



do (third-person singular simple present does or (archaic) doth, present participle doing, simple past did, past participle done)

  1. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in questions.
    Do you go?
  2. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations.
    I do not go.
  3. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker for emphasis.
    But I do go.
  4. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker to avoid repetition of an earlier verb.
    I play tennis; he does too.
  5. (transitive) To perform; to execute.
    All you ever do is surf the internet.
  6. (obsolete) To cause, make (someone) (do something).
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.vi:
      Sometimes to doe him laugh, she would assay / To laugh at shaking of the leaues light, / Or to behold the water worke [...].
  7. (intransitive, transitive) To suffice.
    It’s not the best broom, but it will have to do.
    This will do me, thanks.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      ""Here,"" she said, ""take your old Bunny! Hell do to sleep with you!"" And she dragged the Rabbit out by one ear, and put him into the Boys arms.
  8. (intransitive) To be reasonable or acceptable.
    It simply will not do to have dozens of children running around such a quiet event.
  9. (transitive) To have (as an effect).
    The fresh air did him some good.
  10. (transitive) To fare; to succeed or fail.
    Our relationship isnt doing very well.
    How do you do?
  11. (transitive, chiefly in questions) To have as ones job.
    What do you do?
  12. To cook.
    Ill just do some eggs.
    • 1889, Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men In a Boat:
      It seemed, from his account, that he was very good at doing scrambled eggs.
    • 1944, “News from the Suburbs”:
      We went down below, and the galley-slave did some ham and eggs, and the first lieutenant, who was aged 19, told me about Sicily, and time went like a flash.
    • 2005, Alan Tansley, The Grease Monkey, page 99:
      Next morning, they woke about ten oclock, Kev, went for a shower while Alice, did some toast, put the kettle on, and when he came out, she went in.
  13. (transitive) To travel in, to tour, to make a circuit of.
    Let’s do New York also.
    • 1869, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, edition 1957 ed.:
      We did London to our hearts content, thanks to Fred and Frank, and were sorry to go away, […]
    • 1892, James Batchelder, Multum in Parvo: Notes from the Life and Travels of James Batchelder[1], page 97:
      After doing Paris and its suburbs, I started for London […]
    • 1968 July 22, Ralph Schoenstein, “Nice Place to Visit”, page 28:
      No tourist can get credit for seeing America first without doing New York, the Wonderful Town, the Baghdad-on-Hudson, the dream in the eye of the Kansas hooker […]
  14. To treat in a certain way.
    • 1894[2], page 59:
      They did me well, I assure you — uncommon well: Bellinger of 84; green chartreuse fit for a prince; […]
    • 1928, Dorothy L. Sayers, ""The Abominable History of the Man with Copper Fingers"", in Lord Peter Views the Body,
      Upon my word, although he [my host] certainly did me uncommonly well, I began to feel Id be more at ease among the bushmen.
    • 1994, Jervey Tervalon, Understand This[3], ISBN 068804560X, page 50:
      ""Why you gonna do me like that?"" I ask. ""Do what?"" ""Dog me.""
  15. (transitive) To spend (time) in jail.
    I did five years for armed robbery.
  16. (transitive) To impersonate or depict.
    They really laughed when he did Clinton, with a perfect accent and a leer.
  17. (transitive, slang) To kill.
    • 2004, Patrick Stevens, Politics Is the Greatest Game: A Johannesburg Liberal Lampoon[4], ISBN 1857565665, page 314:
      Hes gonna do me, Jarvis. I kid you not, this time hes gonna do me proper.
    • 2007, E.J. Churchill, The Lazarus Code, page 153:
      The order came and I did him right there. The bullet went right where it was supposed to go.
  18. (transitive, slang) To have sex with. (See also do it)
    • 1996, James Russell Kincaid, My Secret Life, page 81:
      […] one day I did her on the kitchen table, and several times on the dining-room table.
    • 2008, On the Line, Donna Hill[5], page 84:
      The uninhibited woman within wanted to do him right there on the countertop, but I remained composed.
  19. (transitive) To cheat or swindle.
    That guy just did me out of two hundred bucks!
  20. (transitive) To convert into a certain form; especially, to translate.
    The novel has just been done into English.
    Im going to do do this play into a movie.
  21. (transitive, intransitive) To finish.
    Arent you done yet?
  22. (UK, dated, intransitive) To work as a domestic servant (with for).
    • 1915, Frank Thomas Bullen, Recollections
      Ive left my key in my office in Manchester, my family are at Bournemouth, and the old woman who does for me goes home at nine oclock.

do (plural dos)

  1. (colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.
    We’re having a bit of a do on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.
  2. (informal) A hairdo.
    Nice do!
  3. (colloquial, obsolete) A period of confusion or argument.
  4. Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and donts).


  1. your (informal singular)
    Bha iongantach do ghràdh dhomh. - Wonderful was thy love for me.


  1. therefore, then, indeed, however

do pl.

  1. the

do + genitive

  1. into, in (to the inside of)
    Vešel do místnosti. —He walked into the room.
    Dostala se jí voda do bot.Water got in her boots.
  2. to, in (in the direction of, and arriving at; indicating destination)
    Jdeme do obchodu.We are walking to the shop.
    P?ilet?li jsme do New Yorku.We arrived in New York.
  3. until (up to the time of)
    Z?stal tam až do ned?le.—He stayed there until Sunday.
  4. by (at some time before the given time)
    A? jsi zpátky do desíti!Be back by ten oclock!


  1. though, although, even though

Definizione italiano>inglese do

  perform, execute
  Agire, comportarsi.
  To act, to behave.
  be reasonable or acceptable
  Social gathering for entertainment and fun.
  To give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally.
andare bene
not translated

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