do up


      vb   adv; mainly tr  
1    to wrap and make into a bundle  
to do up a parcel     
2    to cause the downfall of (a person)  
3    to beautify or adorn  
4    also intr   to fasten or be fastened  
this skirt does up at the back     
5    Informal   to renovate or redecorate  
6    Slang   to assault  
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1    accomplish, achieve, act, carry out, complete, conclude, discharge, end, execute, perform, produce, transact, undertake, work  
2    answer, be adequate, be enough, be of use, be sufficient, cut the mustard, pass muster, satisfy, serve, suffice, suit  
3    arrange, be responsible for, fix, get ready, look after, make, make ready, organize, prepare, see to, take on  
4    decipher, decode, figure out, puzzle out, resolve, solve, work out  
5    adapt, render, translate, transpose  
6    bear oneself, behave, carry oneself, comport oneself, conduct oneself  
7    fare, get along, get on, make out, manage, proceed  
8    bring about, cause, create, effect, produce  
9      (of a play, etc.)   act, give, perform, present, produce, put on  
10      (informal)   cover, explore, journey through or around, look at, stop in, tour, travel, visit  
11      (informal)   cheat, con     (informal)   cozen, deceive, defraud, diddle     (informal)   dupe, fleece, hoax, pull a fast one on     (informal)   skin     (slang)   stiff     (slang)   swindle, take (someone) for a ride     (informal)   trick  
12      (informal)   affair, event, function, gathering, occasion, party  
13    do's and don'ts        (informal)   code, customs, etiquette, instructions, regulations, rules, standards  

do away with  
1    blow away     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   bump off     (slang)   destroy, do in     (slang)   exterminate, kill, liquidate, murder, slay, take out     (slang)  
2    abolish, axe     (informal)   chuck     (informal)   discard, discontinue, eliminate, get rid of, junk     (informal)   pull, put an end to, put paid to, remove  
do for     
defeat, destroy, finish (off), kill, ruin, shatter, slay, undo  
do in  
1    blow away     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   butcher, dispatch, eliminate     (slang)   execute, kill, liquidate, murder, slaughter, slay, take out     (slang)  
2    exhaust, fag     (informal)   fatigue, knacker     (slang)   shatter     (informal)   tire, wear out, weary  
death-or-glory, desperate, going for broke, hazardous, kill-or-cure, risky, win-or-bust  
do out of     
balk, bilk, cheat, con     (informal)   cozen, deprive, diddle     (informal)   swindle, trick  
do without     
abstain from, dispense with, forgo, get along without, give up, kick     (informal)   manage without  
make do     
cope, get along or by, improvise, manage, muddle through, scrape along or by  
black sheep, good-for-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, loser, skiver     (Brit. slang)   wastrel  
agitation, bother, brouhaha, bustle, commotion, disturbance, excitement, flap     (informal)   furore, fuss, hoo-ha, hue and cry, performance     (informal)   quarrel, ruction     (informal)   rumpus, stir, tumult, turmoil, unrest, upheaval, uproar  
affluent, comfortable, flush     (informal)   loaded     (slang)   moneyed, prosperous, rich, wealthy, well-heeled     (informal)   well-off  
   bankrupt, broke     (informal)   destitute, down at heel, hard up     (informal)   indigent, insolvent, needy, on the breadline, poor, ruined  

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Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Definition
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash
¡no toques eso!
something is easy to do
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
polite expression offering to do something for someone
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
to quit someone from doing what they wish to do
I was constrained to tell a lie because there was no way to hide it.
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
do not take into account, disregard, ignore on purpose, avoid, dismiss
E.g: His boss asked him for a report, but he gave it the go-by.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
term used for describing the lifestyle of married or unmarried long-term couples who don't live under the same roof
[Psych.] acronym: LAT. e.g LAT couples, LAT relationships
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them


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