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be done

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe donebe done (also be the done thing British English)RIGHT/PROPER to be socially acceptable Showing affection in public just isn’t done in Japan. done
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be doneMom won't let me watch television till all my homework's done.We'll send you a bill when the repairs are done.His career was exceptional, but it shows what could be done.There was no cleaning or tidying to be done.Everything could be done by a nod and a wink.How else can I manage the hundred and one things that need to be done each day, and write, too?This was done from the year of diagnosis until 1 January 1990 or until death.Showing affection in public just isn't done in Japan.All is done in not much over an hour; and yet there is no sense of haste or excessive compression.The birds are done when their juices run pink.
be donebe doneTRICK/DECEIVE British English informal to be deceived or cheated If you paid £50, you were done, mate! done
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be doneHis career was exceptional, but it shows what could be done.There was no cleaning or tidying to be done.Everything could be done by a nod and a wink.How else can I manage the hundred and one things that need to be done each day, and write, too?This was done from the year of diagnosis until 1 January 1990 or until death.All is done in not much over an hour; and yet there is no sense of haste or excessive compression.The birds are done when their juices run pink.
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