Definition of done adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dʌn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʌn//
    see also do1 [not before noun]
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  1. 1finished; completed When you're done, perhaps I can say something. done with I'll be glad when this job is over and done with.
  2. 2(of food) cooked enough The meat isn't quite done yet.
  3. 3socially acceptable, especially among people who have a strict set of social rules At school, it simply wasn't done to show that you cared for anything except cricket.
  4. Idioms (informal) to be in a very bad situation; to be certain to fail Unless we start making some sales, we're done for. When he pointed the gun at me, I thought I was done for (= about to die).
    be/get done for something/for doing something
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    (British English, informal) to be caught and punished for doing something illegal but not too serious I got done for speeding on my way back.
    (informal) to be extremely tired synonym exhausted (British English) to be socially acceptable behaviour
    be/have done with something
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    to have finished dealing with somebody, or doing or using something If you've done with that magazine, can I have a look at it?
    be easier said than done
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    (saying) to be much more difficult to do than to talk about ‘Why don't you get yourself a job?’ ‘That's easier said than done.’
    (informal) to be or feel unfairly treated She has every right to feel hard done by—her parents have given her nothing. (British English, informal) completely finished That's my article for the magazine done and dusted. More Like This Alliteration in idioms belt and braces, black and blue, born and bred, chalk and cheese, chop and change, done and dusted, down and dirty, in dribs and drabs, eat somebody out of house and home, facts and figures, fast and furious, first and foremost, forgive and forget, hale and hearty, hem and haw, kith and kin, mix and match, part and parcel, puff and pant, to rack and ruin, rant and rave, risk life and limb, short and sweet, signed and sealed, spic and span, through thick and thin, this and that, top and tail, tried and tested, wax and waneSee worksheet. an agreement or a plan that has been finally completed or agreed The merger is by no means a done deal yet. (British English) to do something unpleasant as quickly as possible, so that it is finished Why not tell her you're quitting and have done with it?
    no sooner said than done
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    used to say that something was, or will be, done immediately
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: done