Done for
Done Done, p. p. from {Do}, and formerly the infinitive.

1. Performed; executed; finished. [1913 Webster]

2. It is done or agreed; let it be a match or bargain; -- used elliptically. [1913 Webster]

{Done brown}, a phrase in cookery; applied figuratively to one who has been thoroughly deceived, cheated, or fooled. [Colloq.]

{Done for}, tired out; used up; collapsed; destroyed; dead; killed. [Colloq.]

{Done up}. (a) Wrapped up. (b) Worn out; exhausted. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • done for — {adj. phr.} Finished; dead. * /When the police burst in on the crooks, they knew they were done for./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • done for — {adj. phr.} Finished; dead. * /When the police burst in on the crooks, they knew they were done for./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • done for — ► done for informal in serious trouble. Main Entry: ↑done …   English terms dictionary

  • done for — [adj] beaten, defeated broken, conquered, dashed, destroyed, doomed, finished, foiled, lost, ruined, through, undone, vanquished, washed up*, wrecked; concepts 537,570 Ant. accomplished, successful   …   New thesaurus

  • done for — adjective 1. destroyed or killed (Freq. 1) we are gone geese • Syn: ↑kaput, ↑gone • Similar to: ↑destroyed • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism …   Useful english dictionary

  • done for — about to fail, suffer, or die. If we have to rely on Warren for a solution, we are done for. With rockets flying overhead and machine guns shooting at us, I thought we were done for. Usage notes: usually used after the verb be, as in the example …   New idioms dictionary

  • done for — mod. lost; dead; doomed. □ I’m sorry, this whole scheme is done for. □ I knew I was done for …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • done for — adjective Doomed; without hope of recovery. Hes done for when they hear that piece of testimony. See Also: do for …   Wiktionary

  • done for — adj In big trouble, finished. I just let the car roll into the lake. I m done for when the rents find out. 1940s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • done\ for — adj. phr. Finished; dead. When the police burst in on the crooks, they knew they were done for …   Словарь американских идиом

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