Undo
Undo Un*do", v. t. [AS. und?n. See 1st {Un-}, and Do to perform.] 1. To reverse, as what has been done; to annul; to bring to naught. [1913 Webster]

What's done can not be undone. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

To-morrow, ere the setting sun, She 'd all undo that she had done. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To loose; to open; to take to piece; to unfasten; to untie; hence, to unravel; to solve; as, to undo a knot; to undo a puzzling question; to undo a riddle. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Pray you, undo this button. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

She took the spindle, and undoing the thread gradually, measured it. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. To bring to poverty; to impoverish; to ruin, as in reputation, morals, hopes, or the like; as, many are undone by unavoidable losses, but more undo themselves by vices and dissipation, or by indolence. [1913 Webster]

That quaffing and drinking will undo you, --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Undo — is a command in many computer programs. It erases the last change done to the document reverting it to an older state. In some more advanced programs such as graphic processing, undo will negate the last command done to the file being edited.The… …   Wikipedia

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  • undo — [v1] open disengage, disentangle, free, loose, loosen, release, unbind, unblock, unbutton, unclose, unfasten, unfix, unlock, unloose, unloosen, unravel, unshut, unstop, untie, unwrap; concept 135 Ant. close, do, fasten undo [v2] nullify,… …   New thesaurus

  • undo — index abolish, abrogate (annul), beat (defeat), betray (lead astray), counteract, denude …   Law dictionary

  • undo — O.E. undon to unfasten and open (a window or door), to unfasten by releasing from a fixed position, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + DO (Cf. do). The notion is of to annul something that was done. Related: UNDONE (Cf. Undone); UNDOING (Cf. undoing) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • undo — ► VERB (undoes; past undid; past part. undone) 1) unfasten or loosen. 2) cancel or reverse the effects of (a previous action or measure). 3) formal cause the downfall or ruin of …   English terms dictionary

  • undo — [un do͞o′] vt. undid, undone, undoing [ME undon < OE < un ,UN + don, to DO1] 1. a) to release or untie (a fastening) b) to open (a parcel, door, etc.) by this means …   English World dictionary

  • undo — [[t]ʌ̱ndu͟ː[/t]] undoes, undoing, undid, undone 1) VERB If you undo something that is closed, tied, or held together, or if you undo the thing holding it, you loosen or remove the thing holding it. [V n] I managed secretly to undo a corner of the …   English dictionary

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