do to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theydo to
he/she/itdoes to
present participledoing to
past tensedid to
past participledone to
  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.

See also main entry: do