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for To do for
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Do \Do\, v. i.
1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.
They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . .
the law and commandment. -- 2 Kings
2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how
he did; how do you do to-day?
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.
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.
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.]
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
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.
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