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Do (2. p. doest and “dost,” H6A IV, 7, 11 p. does and doth indiscriminately; H6A IV, 7, 11 p. impf. didst; once diddest in two syll., Hml. IV, 7, 58). 1) to act, to deal; a) intr.: “do as thou wilt,” Rom. III, 5, 205. “do how I can,” As II, 3, 35. “done like a Frenchman: turn, and turn again,” H6A III, 3, 85. while some men leave to do (== to be active) Troil. III, 3, 133 etc. etc. “being mad before, how doth she now for wits?” Ven. 249 (== how should she come by good sense?). “how shall we do for money?” R2 II, 2, 104. “how wilt thou do for a father?” Mcb. IV, 2, 38. “how will you do to content this substitute?” Meas. III, 1, 192. “so said, so done, is well,” Shr. I, 2, 186. “well done!” Tp. IV, 142. LLL V, 1, 145. Mcb. IV, 1, 39. Cymb. I, 5, 82. “you have done well, that men must lay their murders on your neck,” Oth. V, 2, 169. Followed by with: “heaven doth with us, as we with torches do,” Meas. I, 1, 33. “do with your injuries as seems you best,” V, 256. To have to do with == to have concern or business with, to deal with: “when truth and virtue have to do with thee, a thousand crosses keep them from thy aid,” Lucr. 911. “nor need you have to do with any scruple,” Meas. I, 1, 64. Ado V, 1, 77. H6A V, 4, 42. H6B V, 2, 56. R3 I, 3, 292. With omitted: “day hath nought to do what's done by night,” Lucr. 1092.
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