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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theydo to
he/she/itdoes to
present participledoing to
past tensedid to
past participledone to
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  1. 1
    do something to something to make changes in something
    What have you done to your hair?
    They did something to the central heating and now it doesn’t work.
  2. 2
    do something to someone to treat someone in a way that harms them
    I’ll never forgive him for what he did to me.
    They did terrible things to some of the prisoners.
  3. 3
    do something to someone to affect someone in a way that makes them happy, sad, or excited
    When I hear that song, it always does something to me.
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