do in

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

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To kill or end.
    By the eighth mile, I was sure that finishing the 10-mile hike would do me in.
    We very nearly did in an entire keg of beer that weekend.
    • 2017 October 27, Alex McLevy, “Making a killing: The brief life and bloody death of the post-Scream slasher revival”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      Slasher fans rejoiced—for a couple years anyway, until the boom swiftly faded, done in by the same causes that fell so many other eruptions of a style or genre, of any medium: The host of imitators are never as good as what inspired the affection in the first place.
  2. (transitive, colloquial) To exhaust, to tire out.
    I'm off to bed. I'm completely done in.

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