To do without
Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self. [1913 Webster]

They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. -- 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster]

2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how he did; how do you do to-day? [1913 Webster]

3. [Perh. a different word. OE. dugen, dowen, to avail, be of use, AS. dugan. See {Doughty}.] To succeed; to avail; to answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be found, he will make this do. [1913 Webster]

You would do well to prefer a bill against all kings and parliaments since the Conquest; and if that won't do; challenge the crown. -- Collier. [1913 Webster]

{To do by}. See under {By}.

{To do for}. (a) To answer for; to serve as; to suit. (b) To put an end to; to ruin; to baffle completely; as, a goblet is done for when it is broken. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Some folks are happy and easy in mind when their victim is stabbed and done for. --Thackeray.

{To do withal}, to help or prevent it. [Obs.] ``I could not do withal.'' --Shak.

{To do without}, to get along without; to dispense with.

{To have done}, to have made an end or conclusion; to have finished; to be quit; to desist.

{To have done with}, to have completed; to be through with; to have no further concern with.

{Well to do}, in easy circumstances. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To do without — Without With*out , prep. [OE. withoute, withouten, AS. wi[eth]?tan; wi[eth] with, against, toward + ?tan outside, fr. ?t out. See {With}, prep., {Out}.] [1913 Webster] 1. On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go without — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do by — Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do for — Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do withal — Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • do without — or[go without] {v.} 1. To live or work without (something you want); manage without. * /Ann said that she likes candy, but can do without it./ * /We had to go without hot food because the stove was broken./ 2. To live or work without something… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do without — or[go without] {v.} 1. To live or work without (something you want); manage without. * /Ann said that she likes candy, but can do without it./ * /We had to go without hot food because the stove was broken./ 2. To live or work without something… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do without — verb To manage despite the lack of something. If you are prepared to do without a break in summer, we could have a really good skiing holiday in winter …   Wiktionary

  • Do Without My Love — Single by Nathan from the album Masterpiece Released …   Wikipedia

  • To do one shame — do do (d[=oo]), v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. {did} (d[i^]d); p. p. {done} (d[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Doing} (d[=oo] [i^]ng). This verb, when transitive, is formed in the indicative, present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (d[=oo] [e^]st) or dost… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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