from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To put an end to; to ruin; to baffle completely; as, a goblet is done for when it is broken.


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  • Timbal sat on the tail of the cart while Gissel shared the seat with the carter, and soon divined that this was a ride that had been arranged well in advance of any favor that Gissel hoped to do for Timbal.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Simultaneously, the DPRK was torquing up the pressure by threatening to restart the Yongbyon reactor, which they had wanted to do for a long time anyway.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • In a speech delivered at eight in the morning of the first full day of the conference I attended, Lisa Ackerman, the head of a group called Talk About Curing Autism TACA, ran through a long list of things parents “need” to do for their children, including testing for mineral deficiencies, installing water filtration systems, eating organic chickens, and throwing out all flame-retardant clothing, mattresses, and carpeting.

    The Panic Virus

  • Then we ran afoul of a meteor swarm off Saadalsund and ... well, there's usually something interesting to do for Central Worlds.

    the ship who sang

  • "What we's to do for cheers, now, I declar I don't know," said Aunt Chloe.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • This was what Monica Lewin-sky refused to do for investigators for the independent counsel looking into her relationship with the president.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • “If the air force and navy are sending its astronauts on a re-bluing, what is NASA going to do for us civilians?”

    Riding Rockets

  • 'I wouldn't presume to advise you what to do for the best,' Grayder said.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • To think on 't! no c rittur to do for ye, sick or well!

    The Christian Slave: A Drama

  • MzMisery: what are you going to do for me in return?

    Miss Misery


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