past participle of do1 .
Nonstandard. a simple past tense of do1 .
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.
completed; finished; through:
Our work is done.
worn out; exhausted; used up.
in conformity with fashion, good taste, or propriety; acceptable:
It isn’t done.
be / have done with, to break off relations or connections with; stop.
done for, Informal.
deprived of one’s means, position, etc.
dead or close to death.
done in, Informal. very tired; exhausted:
He was really done in after a close race.
the past participle of do1
be done with, have done with, to end relations with
have done, to be completely finished: have you done?
that’s done it
an exclamation of frustration when something is ruined
an exclamation when something is completed
an expression of agreement, as on the settlement of a bargain between two parties
cooked enough: done to a turn
used up: they had to surrender when the ammunition was done
socially proper or acceptable: that isn’t done in higher circles
(informal) cheated; tricked
(informal) done for
dead or almost dead
in serious difficulty
(informal) done in, done up, physically exhausted
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.
done to a T
- Be down
Be depressed, in low spirits, as in During the winter months Sue’s always down, but spring cheers her up. [ ; mid-1800s ] Be knowledgeable, canny, or sophisticated, as in He was really down with the new group. This usage probably originated among jazz musicians. [ ; mid-1940s ]
to drench or muddy.
to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt. Historical Examples Instead of cultivating your graces you bedraggle them with labor! For Gold or Soul? Lurana W. Sheldon verb (transitive) to make (hair, clothing, etc) limp, untidy, or dirty, as with rain or mud v. 1727, from be- + draggle, frequentative of drag.
limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt. to make limp and soiled, as with rain or dirt. Contemporary Examples At the end on the beach, the film shows the bedraggled crew, exhausted and relieved. In ‘The Project,’ the Stormy Battle to Take On Somali Pirates Eli Lake April 21, 2013 The Brazilian defense, touted […]