part of speech: verb

inflections: does, doing, did, done

definition 1: to carry out; perform.

  • The clown did jumping jacks.
  • I have already done my homework.

synonyms: accomplish, carry out, complete, execute, fulfill, perform

definition 2: to cause or bring about.

  • He did no harm.

synonyms: cause, effect

definition 3: to work at.

  • Yesterday we did the rugs and today we’ll do the windows.

definition 4: to form or shape.

  • She does sculpture.

synonyms: fashion, make, produce

definition 5: to behave or act.

  • Mae does exactly as she pleases.

synonyms: behave

definition 6: to get along.

  • He is doing well at school.

synonyms: fare, get along

definition 7: to be good enough.

  • Will this shirt do, or should I put on something nicer?

phrase: do away with


part of speech: auxiliary verb

definition 1: used to stress the main verb.

  • I did knock first.

definition 2: used to introduce a question.

  • Do you want to go to the movies?

definition 3: used to avoid repeating a main verb.

  • I know him, and I’m sure you do too.


part of speech: noun

inflections: dos

definition: the syllable that indicates the first or last tone of a musical scale.