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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  
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  



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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a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be good or successful and thus, to rather stick to what they can do best, namely, their job
Ex.: Although she had poured her whole heart and soul into her singing at the karaoke, her somewhat cruel but nonetheless lucid friends told her: 'don't give up the day job!'
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
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
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."
abbr. acron.
I don't give a fuck
do or say something exactly right
My bestie put the nail on the head when she figured out why I was worried / Identifying the specific cause of the failure, the technician put the nail on the head
polite expression offering to do something for someone
abbr. acron.
Short for "I don't know".
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
he is trying to perusal-de someone to do what he doesn't want to do. Il fait pression sur moi.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
used to tell someone that you do not know any more about a subject than they do
Ex: Jill: 'How long should we bake this pie?' Jane: 'Your guess is as good as mine'.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
addendum to a contract in general that you do not wish for everyone to see
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.
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
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
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