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 for did
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Did \Did\,
     imp. of Do. Didactic

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  do \do\ (d[=oo]), v. t. or auxiliary. [imp. did (d[i^]d); p.
     p. done (d[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Doing (d[=oo]"[i^]ng).
     This verb, when transitive, is formed in the indicative,
     present tense, thus: I do, thou doest (d[=oo]"[e^]st) or dost
     (d[u^]st), he does (d[u^]z), doeth (d[=oo]"[e^]th), or doth
     (d[u^]th); when auxiliary, the second person is, thou dost.
     As an independent verb, dost is obsolete or rare, except in
     poetry. "What dost thou in this world?" --Milton. The form
     doeth is a verb unlimited, doth, formerly so used, now being
     the auxiliary form. The second pers, sing., imperfect tense,
     is didst (d[i^]dst), formerly didest (d[i^]d"[e^]st).] [AS.
     d[=o]n; akin to D. doen, OS. duan, OHG. tuon, G. thun, Lith.
     deti, OSlav. d[=e]ti, OIr. d['e]nim I do, Gr. tiqe`nai to
     put, Skr. dh[=a], and to E. suffix -dom, and prob. to L.
     facere to do, E. fact, and perh. to L. -dere in some
     compounds, as addere to add, credere to trust. [root]65. Cf.
     Deed, Deem, Doom, Fact, Creed, Theme.]
     1. To place; to put. [Obs.] --Tale of a Usurer (about 1330).
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     2. To cause; to make; -- with an infinitive. [Obs.]
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              My lord Abbot of Westminster did do shewe to me late
              certain evidences.                    --W. Caxton.
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              I shall . . . your cloister do make.  --Piers
                                                    Plowman.
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              A fatal plague which many did to die. --Spenser.
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              We do you to wit [i. e., We make you to know] of the
              grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia.
                                                    --2 Cor. viii.
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     Note: We have lost the idiom shown by the citations (do used
           like the French faire or laisser), in which the verb in
           the infinitive apparently, but not really, has a
           passive signification, i. e., cause . . . to be made.
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     3. To bring about; to produce, as an effect or result; to
        effect; to achieve.
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              The neglecting it may do much danger. --Shak.
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              He waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither
              good not harm.                        --Shak.
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     4. To perform, as an action; to execute; to transact to carry
        out in action; as, to do a good or a bad act; do our duty;
        to do what I can.
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              Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work. --Ex.
                                                    xx. 9.
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              We did not do these things.           --Ld. Lytton.
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              You can not do wrong without suffering wrong.
                                                    --Emerson.
        Hence: To do homage, honor, favor, justice, etc., to
        render homage, honor, etc.
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     5. To bring to an end by action; to perform completely; to
        finish; to accomplish; -- a sense conveyed by the
        construction, which is that of the past participle done.
        "Ere summer half be done." "I have done weeping." --Shak.
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     6. To make ready for an object, purpose, or use, as food by
        cooking; to cook completely or sufficiently; as, the meat
        is done on one side only.
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     7. To put or bring into a form, state, or condition,
        especially in the phrases, to do death, to put to death;
        to slay; to do away (often do away with), to put away; to
        remove; to do on, to put on; to don; to do off, to take
        off, as dress; to doff; to do into, to put into the form
        of; to translate or transform into, as a text.
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              Done to death by slanderous tongues.  -- Shak.
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              The ground of the difficulty is done away. -- Paley.
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              Suspicions regarding his loyalty were entirely done
              away.                                 --Thackeray.
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              To do on our own harness, that we may not; but we
              must do on the armor of God.          -- Latimer.
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              Then Jason rose and did on him a fair
              Blue woolen tunic.                    -- W. Morris
                                                    (Jason).
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              Though the former legal pollution be now done off,
              yet there is a spiritual contagion in idolatry as
              much to be shunned.                   --Milton.
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              It ["Pilgrim's Progress"] has been done into verse:
              it has been done into modern English. -- Macaulay.
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     8. To cheat; to gull; to overreach. [Colloq.]
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              He was not be done, at his time of life, by
              frivolous offers of a compromise that might have
              secured him seventy-five per cent.    -- De Quincey.
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     9. To see or inspect; to explore; as, to do all the points of
        interest. [Colloq.]
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     10. (Stock Exchange) To cash or to advance money for, as a
         bill or note.
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     11. To perform work upon, about, for, or at, by way of caring
         for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in
         order, or the like.
  
               The sergeants seem to do themselves pretty well.
                                                    --Harper's
                                                    Mag.
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     12. To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to
         ruin; to do for. [Colloq. or Slang]
  
               Sometimes they lie in wait in these dark streets,
               and fracture his skull, . . . or break his arm, or
               cut the sinew of his wrist; and that they call
               doing him.                           --Charles
                                                    Reade.
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     Note:
         (a) Do and did are much employed as auxiliaries, the verb
             to which they are joined being an infinitive. As an
             auxiliary the verb do has no participle. "I do set my
             bow in the cloud." --Gen. ix. 13. [Now archaic or
             rare except for emphatic assertion.]
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                   Rarely . . . did the wrongs of individuals to
                   the knowledge of the public.     -- Macaulay.
         (b) They are often used in emphatic construction. "You
             don't say so, Mr. Jobson. -- but I do say so." --Sir
             W. Scott. "I did love him, but scorn him now."
             --Latham.
         (c) In negative and interrogative constructions, do and
             did are in common use. I do not wish to see them;
             what do you think? Did C[ae]sar cross the Tiber? He
             did not. "Do you love me?" --Shak.
         (d) Do, as an auxiliary, is supposed to have been first
             used before imperatives. It expresses entreaty or
             earnest request; as, do help me. In the imperative
             mood, but not in the indicative, it may be used with
             the verb to be; as, do be quiet. Do, did, and done
             often stand as a general substitute or representative
             verb, and thus save the repetition of the principal
             verb. "To live and die is all we have to do."
             --Denham. In the case of do and did as auxiliaries,
             the sense may be completed by the infinitive (without
             to) of the verb represented. "When beauty lived and
             died as flowers do now." --Shak. "I . . . chose my
             wife as she did her wedding gown." --Goldsmith.
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                   My brightest hopes giving dark fears a being.
                   As the light does the shadow.    -- Longfellow.
             In unemphatic affirmative sentences do is, for the
             most part, archaic or poetical; as, "This just
             reproach their virtue does excite." --Dryden.
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     To do one's best, To do one's diligence (and the like),
        to exert one's self; to put forth one's best or most or
        most diligent efforts. "We will . . . do our best to gain
        their assent." --Jowett (Thucyd.).
  
     To do one's business, to ruin one. [Colloq.] --Wycherley.
  
     To do one shame, to cause one shame. [Obs.]
  
     To do over.
         (a) To make over; to perform a second time.
         (b) To cover; to spread; to smear. "Boats . . . sewed
             together and done over with a kind of slimy stuff
             like rosin." --De Foe.
  
     To do to death, to put to death. (See 7.) [Obs.]
  
     To do up.
         (a) To put up; to raise. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
         (b) To pack together and envelop; to pack up.
         (c) To accomplish thoroughly. [Colloq.]
         (d) To starch and iron. "A rich gown of velvet, and a
             ruff done up with the famous yellow starch."
             --Hawthorne.
  
     To do way, to put away; to lay aside. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     To do with, to dispose of; to make use of; to employ; --
        usually preceded by what. "Men are many times brought to
        that extremity, that were it not for God they would not
        know what to do with themselves." --Tillotson.
  
     To have to do with, to have concern, business or
        intercourse with; to deal with. When preceded by what, the
        notion is usually implied that the affair does not concern
        the person denoted by the subject of have. "Philology has
        to do with language in its fullest sense." --Earle. "What
        have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah?" --2 Sam. xvi.
        10.
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From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  DID
         Digital Image Design
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Direct Inward Dialing
  DID
  
      (DID) A service offered by telephone
     companies which allows the last 3 or 4 digits of a phone
     number to be transmitted to the destination exchange.
  
     For example, a company could have 10 incoming lines, all with
     the number 234 000.  If a caller dials 234 697, the call is
     sent to 234 000 (the company's exchange), and the digits 697
     are transmitted.  The company's exchange then routes the call
     to extension 697.  This gives the impression of 1000 direct
     dial lines, whereas in fact there are only 10.  Obviously,
     only 10 at a time can be used.
  
     This system is also used by fax servers.  Instead of an
     exchange at the end of the 234 000 line, a computer running
     fax server software and fax modem cards uses the last three
     digits to identify the recipient of the fax.  This allows 1000
     people to have their own individual fax numbers, even though
     there is only one 'fax machine'.
  
     Dictionary of PC Hardware and Data Communications Terms
     
  http://ora.com/reference/dictionary/terms/D/Direct_Inward_Dialing.htm)">(http://ora.com/reference/dictionary/terms/D/Direct_Inward_Dialing.htm).
  
     (1997-06-29)
  

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