adjective Date: 14th century 1. rightly or properly performed 2. cooked thoroughly <
a well-done steak

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  • well-done — well′ done′ adj. 1) performed accurately and diligently; executed with skill and efficiency 2) coo (of meat) thoroughly cooked, esp. until all redness is gone • Etymology: 1150–1200 …   From formal English to slang

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  • well done — 1) CONVENTION (feelings) You say Well done to indicate that you are pleased that someone has done something good. Well done, said Claud in admiration... Daddy! I came second in history Well done, sweetheart! Syn: Congratulations 2) ADJ GRADED If… …   English dictionary

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