do

do
I 1. [forma debole də] [forma forte duː]
verbo transitivo (3 a persona sing. pres. does; pass. did; p.pass. done)
1) (be busy) fare [washing up, ironing etc.]

it all had to be done again — era tutto da rifare

what can I do for you? — che cosa posso fare per te, per lei?

will you do something for me? — faresti una cosa per me?

2) (make smart)

to do sb.'s hair — pettinare o acconciare qcn.

to do one's teeth — lavarsi i denti

he's doing the living room in pink — sta facendo il salotto rosa

3) (finish) fare [job, military service]

have you done complaining? — colloq. hai finito di lamentarti?

tell him now and have done with it — diglielo adesso e falla finita

it's as good as done — è come se fosse già fatto

that's done it — (task successfully completed) fatto; (expressing dismay) non ci mancava che questo

4) (complete through study) fare [subject, medicine, homework]
5) (write) fare [translation, critique]
6) (effect change)

has she done something to her hair? — ha fatto qualcosa ai capelli?

I haven't done anything with your pen! — non l'ho toccata, la tua penna!

7) (hurt)

to do something to one's arm — farsi qualcosa al braccio

I won't do anything to you — non ti farò niente

I'll do you! — colloq. ti sistemo io!

8) colloq. (deal with)

they don't do theatre tickets — non vendono o tengono biglietti per il teatro

to do breakfasts — servire la colazione

9) (cook) fare, preparare [sausages, spaghetti]; (prepare) preparare [vegetables]
10) (produce) mettere in scena [play]; fare [film, programme]
11) (imitate) fare, imitare [celebrity]
12) (travel at)

to do 60 — fare i 60

13) (cover distance of)

we've done 30 km — abbiamo fatto 30 km

14) colloq. (satisfy needs of)

will this do you? — ti basterà?

15) colloq. (cheat)

we've been done — siamo stati fregati

to do sb. out of money — scucire denaro a qcn

16) colloq. (rob)

to do a bank — fare una rapina in banca

17) colloq. (arrest, convict)

to get done for — farsi beccare in [illegal parking etc.]

2.
verbo intransitivo (3 a persona sing. pres. does; pass. did; p.pass. done)
1) (behave) fare

do as you're told — (by me) fai quello che ti ho detto; (by others) fai quello che ti si dice

2) (serve purpose)

that box will do — quella scatola andrà bene

3) (be acceptable)

this really won't do! — (as reprimand) non si può andare avanti così!

4) (be sufficient) [amount of money] bastare

that'll do! — basta così! ne ho abbastanza!

5) (finish)

have you done? — hai finito?

6) (get on) [person] riuscire; [business] andare bene; (in health) [person] migliorare
3.
ausiliare (3 a persona sing. pres. does; pass. did; p.pass. done)
1) (with questions, negatives)

did you take my pen? — hai preso la mia penna?

didn't he look wonderful! — non era stupendo?

2) (for emphasis)

so you do want to go after all! — allora in fin dei conti ci vuoi andare!

I do wish you'd let me help you — vorrei proprio che mi permettessi di aiutarti

3) (referring back to another verb)

he said he'd tell her and he did — disse che glielo avrebbe detto e l'ha fatto

you draw better than I do — tu disegni meglio di me

4) (in requests, imperatives)

do sit down — prego, si accomodi

"may I take a leaflet?" - "do" — "posso prendere un dépliant?" - "prego"

do shut up! — stai zitto! chiudi il becco!

don't you tell me what to do! — non dirmi che cosa devo fare!

5) (in tag questions and responses)

he lives in France, doesn't he? — vive in Francia, vero?

"who wrote it?" - "I did" — "chi l'ha scritto?" - "io"

"shall I tell him?" - "no don't" — "devo dirglielo?" - "no, non farlo"

"he knows the President" - "does he?" — "lui conosce il Presidente" - "davvero?"

so, neither does he — anche, neanche lui

6) (with inversion)

little did he think that — non pensava minimamente che

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do as you would be done by — non fare agli altri quello che non vorresti fosse fatto a te

how do you do — piacere

it doesn't do to be — non serve a niente essere

it was all I could do not to... — era già tanto che non...

nothing doing! — (no way) non se ne parla neanche! escluso!

well done! — ben fatto! bravo!

what are you doing with yourself these days? — che cosa combini in questi giorni?

II [dəʊ]
nome (pl. dos) BE colloq. festa f.

his leaving do — la sua festa d'addio

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it's a poor do if — colloq. non è carino che

all the dos and don'ts — tutto quello che si può e non si può fare

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[du:] 1. 3rd person singular present tense - does; verb
1) (used with a more important verb in questions and negative statements: Do you smoke?) (verbo usato per evitare la ripetizione del verbo immediatamente precedente)
2) (used with a more important verb for emphasis; ; [ðo sit down]) (verbo ausiliare usato nelle frasi interrogative e negative)
3) (used to avoid repeating a verb which comes immediately before: I thought she wouldn't come, but she did.) (verbo usato per enfatizzare un altro verbo)
4) (used with a more important verb after seldom, rarely and little: Little did he know what was in store for him.) (verbo usato insieme ad un altro verbo più importante dopo certi avverbi)
5) (to carry out or perform: What shall I do?; That was a terrible thing to do.) fare
6) (to manage to finish or complete: When you've done that, you can start on this; We did a hundred kilometres in an hour.) fare, finire
7) (to perform an activity concerning something: to do the washing; to do the garden / the windows.) fare
8) (to be enough or suitable for a purpose: Will this piece of fish do two of us?; That'll do nicely; Do you want me to look for a blue one or will a pink one do?; Will next Saturday do for our next meeting?) andare, andare bene
9) (to work at or study: She's doing sums; He's at university doing science.) fare
10) (to manage or prosper: How's your wife doing?; My son is doing well at school.) stare, andare
11) (to put in order or arrange: She's doing her hair.) fare
12) (to act or behave: Why don't you do as we do?) fare
13) (to give or show: The whole town gathered to do him honour.) fare
14) (to cause: What damage did the storm do?; It won't do him any harm.) fare
15) (to see everything and visit everything in: They tried to do London in four days.) visitare
2. noun
(an affair or a festivity, especially a party: The school is having a do for Christmas.) festa, ricevimento
- doings
- done
- do-it-yourself
- to-do
- I
- he could be doing with / could do with
- do away with
- do for
- done for
- done in
- do out
- do out of
- do's and don'ts
- do without
- to do with
- what are you doing with
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do (1) /du:, də/
n. (pl. dos, do's)
1 (fam.) festa: We're having a (bit of a) do on Friday if you'd like to come, diamo una (piccola) festa venerdì, se vuoi venire; a leaving do, una festa d'addio
2 (pl.) cose da farsi: the do's and don'ts, ciò che si deve fare e ciò che non si deve fare, le regole; the do's and don'ts of motorway driving, le regole della guida in autostrada
3 (anche 'do, = hairdo) pettinatura: What do you think of her new 'do?, cosa ne pensi della sua nuova pettinatura?
4 (spesso pl.) (gergo infant.) popò; bisognino.
do (2) /dəʊ/
n. (pl. dos, do's)
(mus.) do (nota).
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I 1. [forma debole də] [forma forte duː]
verbo transitivo (3 a persona sing. pres. does; pass. did; p.pass. done)
1) (be busy) fare [washing up, ironing etc.]

it all had to be done again — era tutto da rifare

what can I do for you? — che cosa posso fare per te, per lei?

will you do something for me? — faresti una cosa per me?

2) (make smart)

to do sb.'s hair — pettinare o acconciare qcn.

to do one's teeth — lavarsi i denti

he's doing the living room in pink — sta facendo il salotto rosa

3) (finish) fare [job, military service]

have you done complaining? — colloq. hai finito di lamentarti?

tell him now and have done with it — diglielo adesso e falla finita

it's as good as done — è come se fosse già fatto

that's done it — (task successfully completed) fatto; (expressing dismay) non ci mancava che questo

4) (complete through study) fare [subject, medicine, homework]
5) (write) fare [translation, critique]
6) (effect change)

has she done something to her hair? — ha fatto qualcosa ai capelli?

I haven't done anything with your pen! — non l'ho toccata, la tua penna!

7) (hurt)

to do something to one's arm — farsi qualcosa al braccio

I won't do anything to you — non ti farò niente

I'll do you! — colloq. ti sistemo io!

8) colloq. (deal with)

they don't do theatre tickets — non vendono o tengono biglietti per il teatro

to do breakfasts — servire la colazione

9) (cook) fare, preparare [sausages, spaghetti]; (prepare) preparare [vegetables]
10) (produce) mettere in scena [play]; fare [film, programme]
11) (imitate) fare, imitare [celebrity]
12) (travel at)

to do 60 — fare i 60

13) (cover distance of)

we've done 30 km — abbiamo fatto 30 km

14) colloq. (satisfy needs of)

will this do you? — ti basterà?

15) colloq. (cheat)

we've been done — siamo stati fregati

to do sb. out of money — scucire denaro a qcn

16) colloq. (rob)

to do a bank — fare una rapina in banca

17) colloq. (arrest, convict)

to get done for — farsi beccare in [illegal parking etc.]

2.
verbo intransitivo (3 a persona sing. pres. does; pass. did; p.pass. done)
1) (behave) fare

do as you're told — (by me) fai quello che ti ho detto; (by others) fai quello che ti si dice

2) (serve purpose)

that box will do — quella scatola andrà bene

3) (be acceptable)

this really won't do! — (as reprimand) non si può andare avanti così!

4) (be sufficient) [amount of money] bastare

that'll do! — basta così! ne ho abbastanza!

5) (finish)

have you done? — hai finito?

6) (get on) [person] riuscire; [business] andare bene; (in health) [person] migliorare
3.
ausiliare (3 a persona sing. pres. does; pass. did; p.pass. done)
1) (with questions, negatives)

did you take my pen? — hai preso la mia penna?

didn't he look wonderful! — non era stupendo?

2) (for emphasis)

so you do want to go after all! — allora in fin dei conti ci vuoi andare!

I do wish you'd let me help you — vorrei proprio che mi permettessi di aiutarti

3) (referring back to another verb)

he said he'd tell her and he did — disse che glielo avrebbe detto e l'ha fatto

you draw better than I do — tu disegni meglio di me

4) (in requests, imperatives)

do sit down — prego, si accomodi

"may I take a leaflet?" - "do" — "posso prendere un dépliant?" - "prego"

do shut up! — stai zitto! chiudi il becco!

don't you tell me what to do! — non dirmi che cosa devo fare!

5) (in tag questions and responses)

he lives in France, doesn't he? — vive in Francia, vero?

"who wrote it?" - "I did" — "chi l'ha scritto?" - "io"

"shall I tell him?" - "no don't" — "devo dirglielo?" - "no, non farlo"

"he knows the President" - "does he?" — "lui conosce il Presidente" - "davvero?"

so, neither does he — anche, neanche lui

6) (with inversion)

little did he think that — non pensava minimamente che

••

do as you would be done by — non fare agli altri quello che non vorresti fosse fatto a te

how do you do — piacere

it doesn't do to be — non serve a niente essere

it was all I could do not to... — era già tanto che non...

nothing doing! — (no way) non se ne parla neanche! escluso!

well done! — ben fatto! bravo!

what are you doing with yourself these days? — che cosa combini in questi giorni?

II [dəʊ]
nome (pl. dos) BE colloq. festa f.

his leaving do — la sua festa d'addio

••

it's a poor do if — colloq. non è carino che

all the dos and don'ts — tutto quello che si può e non si può fare

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English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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