Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A trough used in South Africa for sheep-washing.
  • To open.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To open.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to open (a door, gate etc.)

Etymologies

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Blend of do and up, from Middle English don up ("to open"). Compare don, doff, dout.

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