1. [ verb ] engage in
Synonyms: make

: "make love, not war" "make an effort" "do research" "do nothing" "make revolution"

Related terms: overdo make
2. [ verb ] carry out or perform an action
Synonyms: perform execute

"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters" "the skater executed a triple pirouette" "she did a little dance"

Related terms: conduct conduct make rehearse improvise interpret appear declaim turn_in click_off blaze_away cut_corners serenade cut stunt scamp pipe_up sight-read premier carry star churn_out performance actor
3. [ verb ] get (something) done
Synonyms: perform

"I did my job"

Related terms: carry_through go_all_out ply turn misdo overachieve underachieve actor
4. [ verb ] proceed or get along
Synonyms: get_along make_out fare come

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

Related terms: proceed
5. [ verb ] give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
Synonyms: cause make

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

Related terms: make determine effect impel make motivate engender initiate occasion provoke facilitate causal_agent causing
6. [ verb ] carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
Synonyms: practice exercise carry_out practise

: "practice law"

Related terms: take_up shamanize use work
7. [ verb ] be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
Synonyms: suffice serve answer

"A 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"

Related terms: satisfy serve qualify go_a_long_way go_around tide_over sufficiency
8. [ verb ] create or design, often in a certain way
Synonyms: make

"Do my room in blue" "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest"

Related terms: unmake create
9. [ verb ] behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
Synonyms: act behave

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "She played the servant her husband's master"

Related terms: act make ramp swell break_down play joke romanticize sentimentalise presume bungle swagger quack loosen_up follow bend_over_backwards dally piffle make make_as_if freeze optimize menace sauce backslap hugger_mugger footle stooge frivol vulgarise wanton act_involuntarily act_up dissemble act
10. [ verb ] carry on or manage
Synonyms: manage

"We could do with a little more help around here"

11. [ verb ] arrange attractively
Synonyms: arrange coif set coiffe coiffure dress

"dress my hair for the wedding"

Related terms: groom bob wave dress hairdo
12. [ verb ] spend time in prison or in a labor camp
Synonyms: serve

"He did six years for embezzlement"

Related terms: spend admit
13. [ verb ] (transportation) travel or traverse (a distance) "This car does 150 miles per hour"

"We did 6 miles on our hike every day"

Related terms: travel
14. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2934
15. [ noun ] (music,linguistics) the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
Synonyms: ut doh
Related terms: solfa_syllable
16. [ noun ] an uproarious party
Synonyms: brawl bash
Related terms: party
17. [ noun ] (education) doctor's degree in osteopathy
Synonyms: Doctor_of_Osteopathy
Related terms: doctor's_degree
Similar spelling:   Dow