do it

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see do,‎ it.
    You did it! And in record time! Congratulations!
  2. (colloquial) To be appealing or suitable.
    Synonym: fit the bill
    A green shirt with orange slacks really doesn’t do it for me, I’m afraid.
  3. (slang, chiefly used in the past tense) To do something exceptionally foolish or unacceptable.
    He did it this time! She's really done it now!
    • 1953 November, Herbert Farris, Boys' Life, Boy Scouts of America, page 38:
      "Now you've done it, Chuck," the Colonel groaned. "Now you've done it! I brought you down here to teach my boys how to ride, not to kill them — this is terrible!"
    • 1986, Rita-Lou Clarke, Pastoral Care of Battered Women, Westminster John Knox Press, →ISBN, page 50:
      The man glared at her and said, "Now you've done it. Now you've done it. You've made me mad. If you don't put that back, you will make me even madder.
    • 2010, Maggie Barbara Gale, John F. Deeney, Dan Rebellato, The Routledge Drama Anthology and Sourcebook: From Modernism to Contemporary Performance, Routledge, →ISBN, page 375:
      Sally: Oh, stop it! I never heard of anything so daft in my life. Mrs Jike: Eh, what? Now you've done it! The spirits have all gone away.
    • 2012, Lilian Harry, Snowfall in Burracombe, Hachette UK, →ISBN, page 50:
      Stephen drew in a shaky breath. Now you've done it, he said to himself. There'll be no way out now. The old man will get his claws into you and you'll be hooked for life, like poor old Hilary.
  4. (slang, euphemistic) To have sex; make it.
    Synonyms: bang, get it on, have, sex; see also Thesaurus:copulate
    He was upstairs doing it with her.
    • 1968, Lennon–McCartney (lyrics and music), “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?”, in The Beatles (The White Album), performed by The Beatles:
      Why don't we do it in the road
      No one will be watching us
    • 1987, James Dearden, Fatal Attraction, spoken by Alex Forrest (Glenn Close):
      Have you ever done it in an elevator?
    • 1988, Michael Weikath (lyrics), “Rise and Fall”, in Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part II, performed by Helloween:
      The king of Los Angeles
      Bought himself a teddy bear
      And the queen became shameless
      She did it with a chair
  5. (rare, slang, euphemistic) To urinate.
    Synonyms: do business, pass water; see also Thesaurus:urinate

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