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to-do

(tə-do͞o′)
n. pl. to-dos (-do͞oz′) Informal
An excited reaction; a commotion or fuss.

to-do

(təˈduː)
n, pl -dos
a commotion, fuss, or quarrel

to-do′



n., pl. -dos.
bustle; fuss.
[1560–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.to-do - a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
disorder - a disturbance of the peace or of public order
turmoil, upheaval, convulsion - a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
earthquake - a disturbance that is extremely disruptive; "selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees"
incident - a public disturbance; "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"
stir, splash - a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event; "he made a great splash and then disappeared"
tempest, storm - a violent commotion or disturbance; "the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away"; "it was only a tempest in a teapot"
storm center, storm centre - a center of trouble or disturbance
garboil, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar - a state of commotion and noise and confusion

to-do

noun fuss, performance (informal), disturbance, bother, stir, turmoil, unrest, flap (informal), quarrel, upheaval, bustle, furore, uproar, agitation, commotion, rumpus, tumult, brouhaha, ruction (informal), hue and cry, hoo-ha Just like him to make such a to-do about it.

to-do

noun
1. Informal. An interruption of regular procedure or of public peace:
Informal: flap.
2. Informal. A condition of intense public interest or excitement:
Slang: hoo-hah.
3. Informal. Busy and useless activity:
Translations

to-do

[təˈduː] N (to-dos (pl)) (= fuss) → lío m, follón m (Sp)
there was a great to-dohubo un tremendo lío
what's all the to-do about?¿a qué tanto jaleo?
she made a great to-doarmó un lío imponente

to-do

n (inf)Theater nt (inf), → Gedöns nt (inf); she made quite a to-do about itsie machte viel Wind or vielleicht ein Theater or Gedöns darum (inf); what a to-do!so ein Theater! (inf); what’s all the to-do?was soll denn das ganze Theater or Getue or Gedöns? (inf)

to-do

[təˈduː] n (fam) (fuss) to cause a to-dofare delle storie

do

(duː) 3rd person singular present tense does (daz) : past tense did (did) : past participle done (dan) : negative short forms don't (dount) doesn't (ˈdaznt) , didn't (ˈdidnt) verb
1. used with a more important verb in questions and negative statements. Do you smoke?
2. used with a more important verb for emphasis; (I did buy a ticket but I must have lost it) ; (Do sit down) .
3. used to avoid repeating a verb which comes immediately before. I thought she wouldn't come, but she did.
4. used with a more important verb after seldom, ~rarely and little. Little did he know what was in store for him.
5. to carry out or perform. What shall I do?; That was a terrible thing to do.
6. to manage to finish or complete. When you've done that, you can start on this; We did a hundred kilometres in an hour.
7. to perform an activity concerning something. to do the washing; to do the garden / the windows.
8. to be enough or suitable for a purpose. Will this piece of fish do two of us?; That'll do nicely; Do you want me to look for a blue one or will a pink one do?; Will next Saturday do for our next meeting?
9. to work at or study. She's doing sums; He's at university doing science.
10. to manage or prosper. How's your wife doing?; My son is doing well at school.
11. to put in order or arrange. She's doing her hair.
12. to act or behave. Why don't you do as we do?
13. to give or show. The whole town gathered to do him honour.
14. to cause. What damage did the storm do?; It won't do him any harm.
15. to see everything and visit everything in. They tried to do London in four days.
nounplural do's
an affair or a festivity, especially a party. The school is having a do for Christmas.
ˈdoer noun
a person who does something. an evildoer; a doer of good deeds.
ˈdoings noun plural
the things which a person does. He tells me about all your doings.
done (dan) adjective
1. finished or complete. That's that job done at last.
2. (of food) completely cooked and ready to eat. I don't think the meat is quite done yet.
3. socially accepted. the done thing.
ˌdo-it-yourˈself noun, adjective
(of) the art or practice of doing one's own decorating, repairs etc (also DIY). I've just bought a book on do-it-yourself so I can try to tile the bathroom; a do-it-yourself job.
to-ˈdo
a fuss. a tremendous to-do about the missing papers.
I/he etc could be doing with / could do with
it would be better if I, he etc had or did (something). I could do with a cup of coffee.
do away with
to get rid of. They did away with uniforms at that school years ago.
do for
to kill or cause the end of. That attack of flu almost did for him.
done for
ruined, defeated or about to be killed etc. The police are coming – run for it or we're done for!
done in
exhausted.
do out
to clean thoroughly. The room's tidy – I did it out yesterday.
do out of
to prevent from getting, especially by using dishonest methods. My boss tried to do me out of a day's holiday.
do's and don'ts (dounts)
rules or advice for action. If you want to lose weight, I can give you a list of do's and don'ts.
do without
to manage without and accept the lack of. We'll just have to do without a phone; If you're too lazy to fetch the ice-cream you can just do without; I can do without your opinion, if you don't mind.
to do with
1. (with have) to have dealings with. I never had anything to do with the neighbours.
2. (with have) to be involved in, especially to be (partly) responsible for. Did you have anything to do with her death?
3. (with have) to be connected with. Has this decision anything to do with what I said yesterday?
4. (with be or have) to be about or concerned with. This letter is/has to do with Bill's plans for the summer.
5. (with have) to be the concern of. I'm sorry, but that question has nothing to do with me; What has that (got) to do with him?
what are you etc doing with
1. why or how have you etc got. What are you doing with my umbrella?
2. what action are you etc taking about. What are they doing with the children during the day if they're both working?
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So here we bring to you a list of to-dos to ensure a budgeted online shopping from the comfort of your homes:
According to its description, it allows you to organize your life by keeping track of "all your habits, routines and repeated to-dos.
You can add collaborators and give to-dos locations.
Your to-dos are then presented visually as a stack of cards which you can swipe through (with deadlines only appearing on the day they are due and location-specific ones only showing when you are at that location).
Well, for one thing, the big social to-dos in Paris, the French Riviera, New Zealand and other exotic locations were all paid for with the celebrators' own money.
As they check-off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children's eyes.
Check it and forget it: It can be highly effective to make a specific list with morning to-dos for you and your family members.
Things follows the "getting things done" strategy of managing tasks, which involved dumping to-dos out of your mind into an inbox when they arise, then organising them later to end up with a daily list of tasks that helps you plough through them methodically.
When residents move out, they leave behind a very expensive list of to-dos.
Best of all, you can drag and drop tasks and mark your to-dos as complete by shaking your device--pretty satisfying if you love crossing things off lists.
In addition to the iPad, she brings a gray notebook to jot down to-dos she needs to remember after board meetings, but no comments on company matters.