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do·ing

 (do͞o′ĭng)
n.
1. Performance of an act: a job not worth the doing.
2. doings
a. Activities that go on every day: "A motley crew they are, their doings as dark as they are ludicrous" (John Simon).
b. Social events and activities.

doing

(ˈduːɪŋ)
n
1. an action or the performance of an action: whose doing is this?.
2. informal a beating or castigation

do•ing

(ˈdu ɪŋ)

n.
1. performance; execution.
2. doings, deeds; proceedings; events.
[1275–1325]
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doing

noun
1. carrying out or through, performance, execution, implementation Nothing deflates impossibility like the doing of it.
2. handiwork, act, action, achievement, exploit, deed It was all her doing.
plural noun
1. deeds, actions, exploits, concerns, events, affairs, happenings, proceedings, transactions, dealings, goings-on (informal) the everyday doings of a group of schoolchildren
2. gizmo, thing, whatnot, whatsit, thingummy, doodah, what-d'you-call-it, thingamajig, oojamaflip, thingamabob, what's-it's-name all the `doings' of a modern kitchen

doing

noun
Something done:
Translations

doing

[ˈduːɪŋ] N
1. this is your doingesto es cosa tuya
it was none of my doingyo no he tenido nada que ver
it will take a lot of or some doingva a ser muy difícil hacerlo, costará mucho hacerlo
that takes some doing!¡eso no es nada fácil!
see also nothing A
2. doings (= activities) → actividades fpl; (= actions) → acciones fpl; (= happenings) → sucesos mpl
he recounted the day's doingshizo recuento de las actividades del día

doing

[ˈduːɪŋ] n
this is your doing (= you are responsible for this) → c'est vous qui avez fait cela

doing

n
Tun nt; this is your doingdas ist dein Werk; it was none of my doingich hatte nichts damit zu tun; that takes some doingda gehört (schon) etwas dazu; there is a difference between doing and sayingzwischen Taten und Worten besteht ein Unterschied
doings pl (inf)Handlungen pl, → Taten pl
doings pl (inf Brit: = thing) → Dingsbums nt (inf)

doing

[ˈduːɪŋ] n this is your doingè opera tua!, sei stato tu!
that takes some doing → non è una cosa facile
References in classic literature ?
Here is Uncle Silas, all these years a preacher--at his own expense; all these years doing good with all his might and every way he can think of--at his own expense, all the time; always been loved by everybody, and respected; always been peaceable and minding his own business, the very last man in this whole deestrict to touch a person, and everybody knows it.
Next you'd see a raft sliding by, away off yonder, and maybe a galoot on it chopping, because they're most always doing it on a raft; you'd see the axe flash and come down -- you don't hear nothing; you see that axe go up again, and by the time it's above the man's head then you hear the K'CHUNK
I was about to dig out from there in a hurry, but they was pretty close to me then, and sung out and begged me to save their lives -- said they hadn't been doing nothing, and was being chased for it -- said there was men and dogs a-coming.
So Jim and me set to majestying him, and doing this and that and t'other for him, and standing up till he told us we might set down.
When the bather had finished dressing, he kneeled on the grass, doing something with his hands, and again stood up with his bundle under his arm.
He had no remorse; but the evildoer who can hold that avenger at bay, cannot escape the slower torture of incessantly doing the evil deed again and doing it more efficiently.
But, as he heard his classes, he was always doing the deed and doing it better.
I was getting tired of doing without these conveniences.
His specialty was to tell you what any individual on the face of the globe was doing at the moment; and what he had done at any time in the past, and what he would do at any time in the future.
I should cut my own nose off in not doing the best I could at it.
The more you want me to do a thing, the more reason I shall have for never doing it.
I was haunted by the fear that she would, sooner or later, find me out, with a black face and hands, doing the coarsest part of my work, and would exult over me and despise me.