do\ in

v slang
1. 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". . 1997.

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