do by

verb
interact in a certain way (Freq. 1)
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Do right by her

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Treat him with caution, please

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Handle the press reporters gently

Syn: ↑treat, ↑handle
Hypernyms: ↑interact
Hyponyms:
Verb Group: ↑cover, ↑treat, ↑handle, ↑plow, ↑deal, ↑address
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something Adjective/Noun

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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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phrasal
: to deal with : treat

publishers always do handsomely by the nursery set — Katharine T. Kinkead

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do by
To act towards
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Main Entry:do

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dated treat or deal with in a specified way

do as you would be done by | she did well by them

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do by [phrasal verb]
do by (someone) : to deal with or treat (someone) well or badly

She feels that they did poorly/badly by her. [=that they treated her poorly/badly]

They did pretty well by me when I retired. [=they treated me pretty well when I retired]

— see also hard done by at hard, 2
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Main Entry:do

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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