"do" Definition

  1. this useful and industrious verb has for many years done service as a slang term. To DO a person is to cheat him. Sometimes another tense is employed, such as “I DONE him,” meaning, I cheated or “paid him out;” this is only used in the lowest grades of society. DONE BROWN, cheated thoroughly, befooled; DONE OVER, upset, cheated, knocked down, ruined. Among thieves DONE OVER means that a man’s pockets have been all quietly searched; the term also means among low people seduced; DONE UP, used up, finished, or quieted. DONE also means convicted, or sentenced; so does DONE-FOR. To DO a person in pugilism is to beat him. Humphreys, who fought Mendoza, a Jew, wrote this laconic note to his supporter—“I have DONE the Jew, and am in good health.—Rich. Humphreys.” Tourists use the expression, “I have DONE France and Italy,” meaning I have been through those countries.

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Position in the dictionary: 1002 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: do the high, dobie, doctor, doddy, dodge, dodger, dog cheap, dog gone, dog in a blanket, dog in the manger
Previous words in the dictionary: diver, ditty-bag, dittoes, dithers, dish, disguised, dirty half-hundred, dirt, dipped, dingy

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