done for

done

[duhn]
verb
1.
past participle of do1.
2.
Nonstandard. a simple past tense of do1.
auxiliary verb
3.
South Midland and Southern U.S. Nonstandard. (used with a principal verb in the past or, sometimes, present tense to indicate completed action): I done told you so. He done eat his lunch.
adjective
4.
completed; finished; through: Our work is done.
5.
cooked sufficiently.
6.
worn out; exhausted; used up.
7.
in conformity with fashion, good taste, or propriety; acceptable: It isn't done.
Idioms
8.
be/have done with, to break off relations or connections with; stop.
9.
done for, Informal.
a.
tired; exhausted.
b.
deprived of one's means, position, etc.
c.
dead or close to death.
10.
done in, Informal. very tired; exhausted: He was really done in after a close race.

half-done, adjective


4. In the adjectival sense “completed, finished, through,” done dates from the 14th century and is entirely standard: Is your portrait done yet?
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done (dʌn)
 
vb
1.  the past participle of do
2.  be done with, have done with to end relations with
3.  have done to be completely finished: have you done?
4.  that's done it
 a.  an exclamation of frustration when something is ruined
 b.  an exclamation when something is completed
 
interj
5.  an expression of agreement, as on the settlement of a bargain between two parties
 
adj
6.  completed; finished
7.  cooked enough: done to a turn
8.  used up: they had to surrender when the ammunition was done
9.  socially proper or acceptable: that isn't done in higher circles
10.  informal cheated; tricked
11.  informal done for
 a.  dead or almost dead
 b.  in serious difficulty
12.  informal done in, done up physically exhausted

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done
Past participle of do.
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Idioms & Phrases

done for

  1. Exhausted, worn out, as in This old computer is just about done for. [Colloquial; c. 1800] Also see done in.

  2. Doomed to death or destruction, as in Before he went to the hospital it seemed as if he was done for. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]

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