- (transitive) To cover with; to smear or spread on to.
1720, [Daniel Defoe], The Life, Adventures, and Pyracies, of the Famous Captain Singleton, London: Printed for J. Brotherton, at the Black Bull in Cornhill, J. Graves in St. James's Street, A. Dodd, at the Peacock without Temple bar, and T. Warner, at the Black Boy in Pater-Noster-Row, OCLC 19425974, page 78:
- [H]e ſeem'd amaz'd at the Sight of our Bark, having never ſeen any thing of that Kind before, for their Boats are moſt wretched Things, ſuch as I never ſaw before, having no Head or Stern, and being made only of the Skins of Goats, ſewed together with dried Guts of Goats and Sheep and done over with a kind of ſlimy Stuff like Roſin and Oil, but of a moſt nauſeous, odious Smell, […]
- (transitive, Britain, slang) To beat up.
1974, Paul Harrison, “Soccer’s Tribal Wars”, in New Society: The Social Science Weekly, London: Harrison Raison & Co., ISSN 0028-6729, OCLC 470184203, page 604; republished as Patrick Murphy; John Williams; Eric Dunning, Football on Trial: Spectator Violence and Development in the Football World, London; New York, N.Y.: Routledge, 1990, →ISBN, page 86:
- I go to a match for one reason only: the aggro. […] [E]very night during the week we go round looking respectable … then if we see someone who looks like the enemy we ask him the time; if he answers in a foreign accent, we do him over; and if he's got any money on him we'll roll him as well.
1975, Jonathan Cott, The Rolling Stones, [San Francisco, Calif.]: Straight Arrow Publishers, OCLC 5981212:
- If someone tries to do my guitar, and I don't want it to be done, it's between him and me. I don't call in Bill Wyman to come in and do him over for me, with one of his vicious ankle-twisters or Chinese burns.
- (transitive, US) To repeat; to start over.
- do-over (noun) (US)
to cover with; to smear or spread on to
to beat up — see beat up
to repeat; to start over — see start over