do for

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do for (third-person singular simple present does for, present participle doing for, simple past did for, past participle done for)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see do,‎ for.
  2. (transitive, usually in passive form, UK) to doom
    She's done for!
    • 1918, Siegfried Sassoon, The General
      "He's a cheery old card," muttered Harry to Jack
      As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.
      . . .
      But he did for them both by his plan of attack.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses,chapter 16
      --That bitch, that English whore, did for him, the shebeen proprietor commented. She put the first nail in his coffin.

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