English version

do with something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdo with something phrasal verb1 could do with something spokenNEED to need or want something I could have done with some help this morning.2 have/be to do with somebody/somethingCONNECTED WITH to be about something, be related to something, or be involved with something Their conversation had been largely to do with work. I’m sorry about the accident, but it’s nothing to do with me (=I am not involved in any way). This question doesn’t have anything to do with the main topic of the survey. I’m sure her problems have something to do with what happened when she was a child.3 what to do with yourselfSPEND TIME how to spend your time She didn’t know what to do with herself after she retired.4 what somebody should do with something/what to do with something etc used to ask or talk about how someone should deal with something What shall I do with these papers? I wouldn’t know what to do with a newborn baby.5 what has somebody done with sth? spoken used to ask where someone has put something What have you done with the remote for the TV?6 what is somebody doing with sth?ASK A QUESTION used to ask why someone has something What are you doing with my diary?7 I can’t be doing with something British English spoken used to say that you are annoyed by something and do not want to have to think about it I can’t be doing with all this right now. do→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
could do with somethingI could do with a change of scenery.He could do with a warm bed.And Katherine could do with all the comfort she could get for the illness was slowly and inexorably taking its toll.We could do with another girl in the chorus.But the Olympic gold medal was so far away from what I thought I could do with my life.That was nice, she could do with settling.The governor said he could do with something to eat.Just imagine what we could do with this idea.have something to do withThe only editorial guideline was that the subject should have something to do with leisure software for home computers.Anthony Sampson objected - rather too moderately, I felt - that this might all have something to do with politics.Longevity could have something to do with that.The $ 55,000-a-night asking price might have something to do with that.Sho? t wondered why that was and suggested that it might have something to do with the mating system.I am not an expert, but does that question have something to do with the menopause?It must have something to do with the way the language heaps noun upon noun.what to do with yourselfI don't know what to do with myself.Once at the top, he had no idea what to do with himself.Still, it didn't take me long to make up my mind what to do with myself.Wade stopped and waited, not sure what to do with himself.what has somebody done with something?So what has Renault done with the latest version of its supermini?
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Verb table
do
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydo
he, she, itdoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydid
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave done
he, she, ithas done
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad done
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill do
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have done
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam doing
he, she, itis doing
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you, we, theyare doing
Past
I, he, she, itwas doing
you, we, theywere doing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been doing
he, she, ithas been doing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been doing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be doing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been doing
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