- v slang1. To ruin; destroy.
Mr. Smith's business was done in by a fire that burned down his store.2a. To kill; murder.
The poor man was done in by two gangsters who ran away after the crime.2b. To make tired; exhaust.
The boys were done in after their long hike.Syn.: wear out(2)3. To cheat; swindle.
Mr. Jones was done in by two men who claimed to be collecting money for orphans and widows.
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.