American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To reverse or erase; annul: impossible to undo the suffering caused by the war.
- v. To untie, disassemble, or loosen: undo a shoelace.
- v. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
- v. To cause the ruin or downfall of; destroy.
- v. To throw into confusion; unsettle.
- v. Obsolete To solve or interpret; unravel.
- v. To come open or unfastened.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To leave unperformed or unexecuted: usually in opposition with do.
- To put back into a former condition; reverse, as something which has been done; annul; bring to nought.
- To untie or unfasten; unloose; unfix; open.
- To find the answer or explanation of; solve.
- To bring ruin or distress upon; ruin the morals, character, reputation, or prospects of; destroy; annihilate; spoil; ruin.
- To reveal; disclose; unfold; explain.
- To be too much for the power of; baffle.
- v. To reverse the effects of an action. syn.
- v. To unfasten. ant. syn.
- v. figuratively to be heading for or to cause a downfall
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To reverse, as what has been done; to annul; to bring to naught.
- v. To loose; to open; to take to piece; to unfasten; to untie; hence, to unravel; to solve.
- v. To bring to poverty; to impoverish; to ruin, as in reputation, morals, hopes, or the like.
- v. deprive of certain characteristics
- v. cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
- v. cause to become loose
- v. cause the ruin or downfall of
- v. remove the outer cover or wrapping of
- un- + do (Wiktionary)
“Leaving your parents out of your lives can result in undo stress, as then you will have to deal with their protests or their anquish over you.”
“Mandela added that economic development would, however, in the longer term undo the socio-economic conditions responsible for a large part of the problem of crime.”
“Yet he realized that were Henry to be entrusted with the regency he would change in the most radical fashion the course of the ship of state; would introduce measures dear to the late Emperor Frederick, but to which he, the kaiser, was unalterably opposed, and would, in short, undo everything that he himself had done; so that when eventually the crown prince came of age there would be no longer any possibility of his continuing his father's policy, a policy which the emperor has been at great pains to inculcate into his boy.”
“She shuddered, as though to say the name would undo her again.”
“OmniGraffle wisely sports an Undo button, and it supports many, many levels of undo, which is great.”
“Rename undo is the way to avoid all that, with little or no performance”
“Every one else after that was just capitalizing on the works of Lotus developers. humans and microsoft? do they even know how to spell user interface design? and am I just way old or does anyone remember Visicalc that preceded both lotus and excel? as for undo, which is what the conversation started with, why would any one want it, we're all perfect right?”
“When using Entity Framework, the recommended approach to undo is to discard your context with the changes you are interested in undoing.”
“Other features that look set to graduate include pictures in chat that shows the photograph of the person you are chatting to and something else called undo send, that I think might save a few blushes here and there.”
“Disqus does not seem to have an 'undo' for that sort of thing.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘undo’.
you name the setting
I've tuned mine to be gentler and kinder
following suit is not mandatory but would be appreciated
Obviates the need for other devices or calculations--it will have a button for everything, and it will solve everything.
A list of terms that denote separating one thing from another, or deconstructing a thing into its parts or to a former state. E.g., untie, divorce, unscramble.
Funnily, 'un-VERBs' are much less common as stand-alone units than in suffixed derivatives (unbelievable - but *unbelieve, unexpectedly - but *unexpect, uninsured - but *uninsure, etc.) Can you fin...
My big word list.
A selection of English* words ending with a vowel (except "y", "ea", ie", "ee", "oo", "ea", "ou") that is REALLY pronounced.
My favorite English words, by the way.
The good twin of The ...
States of being are listed on oofy.
Looking for tweets for undo.