do down
transitive verb Date: 14th century British to get the better of (as by trickery)

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  • do down — transitive verb Britain : to get the better of (as by trickery) : overcome if it s a game of skill you ll do me down W.J.Locke hope you don t think I m doing you down over selling the house Clemence Dane …   Useful english dictionary

  • do down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms do down : present tense I/you/we/they do down he/she/it does doeswn present participle doing doingwn past tense did didwn past participle done donewn British informal to criticize someone in a way that makes… …   English dictionary

  • do down — PHRASAL VERB If someone does you down, they try to you make other people think that you are unpleasant or unsuccessful by criticizing you. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V n P] Glover thinks that Smith did him down, perhaps out of envy. [Also V P n (not… …   English dictionary

  • do down — cheat someone, decieve someone; disparage somebody or something; get the better of something (British usage) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • do down —  Get the advantage of. Criticise. Cheat …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Down with It! — Studio album by Blue Mitchell Released 1965 Recorded July 14, 1965 …   Wikipedia

  • do — do1 W1S1 [du:] auxiliary v past tense did [dıd] past participle done [dʌn] third person singular does [dəz strong dʌz] [: Old English; Origin: don] 1.) a) used with another verb to form questions or negatives ▪ Do you like bananas? ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • do —    1. to copulate with    Mainly male usage, from his supposed initiative:     Doing a filthy pleasure is, and short. (Ben Jonson)     Where you might meet anyone and do anything. Or meet anything and do anyone. (Bradbury, 1975)    Both sexes do… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • do — I [[t]də, STRONG duː[/t]] AUXILIARY VERB USES ♦ does, doing, did, done (Do is used as an auxiliary with the simple present tense. Did is used as an auxiliary with the simple past tense. In spoken English, negative forms of do are often shortened …   English dictionary

  • do — I UK [duː] / US [du] verb Word forms do : present tense I/you/we/they do he/she/it does strong UK [dʌz] / US weak UK [dəz] / US present participle doing past tense did UK [dɪd] / US past participle done UK [dʌn] / US *** Summary: Do can be used… …   English dictionary

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