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[duhn] /dʌn/
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.
  1. tired; exhausted.
  2. deprived of one's means, position, etc.
  3. dead or close to death.
10.
done in, Informal. very tired; exhausted:
He was really done in after a close race.
Related forms
half-done, adjective
Usage note
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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British Dictionary definitions for done for

done

/dʌn/
verb
1.
the past participle of do1
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
  1. an exclamation of frustration when something is ruined
  2. an exclamation when something is completed
interjection
5.
an expression of agreement, as on the settlement of a bargain between two parties
adjective
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
  1. dead or almost dead
  2. in serious difficulty
12.
(informal) done in, done up, physically exhausted
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Word Origin and History for done for

done

past participle of do; from Old English past participle gedon (a vestige of the prefix is in ado). U.S. Southern use of done in phrases like "he done gone to the store" is attested from 1827, according to OED: "a perfective auxiliary or with adverbial force in the sense 'already; completely.' " Meaning "finished" is early 15c. Slang done for "doomed" is from 1842.

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Slang definitions & phrases for done for

done for

adjective phrase

Ruined; doomed; finished, kaput, sol: Once this gets out, we're done for (1842+)


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Idioms and Phrases with done for

done for

.
Exhausted, worn out, as in This old computer is just about done for. [ ; c. 1800 ]
Also see: done in
.
Doomed to death or destruction, as in Before he went to the hospital it seemed as if he was done for. [ ; mid-1800s ]
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