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ado

bustle, fuss; flurry; confusion; turmoil; commotion: much ado about nothing
Not to be confused with:
adieu – good-bye; farewell; the act of leaving: He bade his friends adieu.
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a·do

 (ə-do͞o′)
n.
Fuss; trouble; bother.

[Middle English, from the phrase at do : at, to (used with infinitive) (from Old Norse at; see ad- in Indo-European roots) + do, do; see do1.]
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ado

(əˈduː)
n
bustling activity; fuss; bother; delay (esp in the phrases without more ado, with much ado)
[C14: from the phrase at do a to-do, from Old Norse at to (marking the infinitive) + do1]

ADO

abbreviation for
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) accumulated day off
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a•do

(əˈdu)

n.
busy or delaying activity; bustle; fuss.
[1250–1300; Middle English (north) at do=at to (< Old Norse, which used at with the infinitive) + do do1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ado - a rapid active commotionado - a rapid active commotion    
ruckus, ruction, rumpus, commotion, din, tumult - the act of making a noisy disturbance
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ado

noun fuss, to-do, trouble, delay, bother, stir, confusion, excitement, disturbance, bustle, flurry, agitation, commotion, pother And now, without further ado, let me introduce our benefactor.
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ado

noun
Busy and useless activity:
Informal: to-do.
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Translations

ado

[əˈduː] N without further or more adosin más (ni más)
much ado about nothingmucho ruido y pocas nueces
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ado

[əˈduː] n
without further ado, without more ado → sans plus de cérémonie
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ado

nAufheben nt, → Trara nt (inf); much ado about nothingviel Lärm um nichts; without more or further adoohne Weiteres
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ado

[əˈduː] n without (any) more adosenza più indugi
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