Meaning of DON in English

DON

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Don Juan

don't expect miracles

Don’t expect miracles. A hairdresser can't make a 50-year-old look like a 20-year-old.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(I) don't mind if I do

"Would you like another piece of cake?" "Thanks - don't mind if I do."

(don't) get your knickers in a twist

I can't rightly say/don't rightly know

I don't blame you/you can hardly blame him etc

I don't envy you/her etc

I don't feel too hot/so hot/very hot

I don't know

"I couldn't live there.'' "Oh, I don't know . It might not be so bad.''

"Where's the nearest restroom?" "I don't know ."

Oh, I don't know , we could meet at 3 or 4 o'clock.

I don't know about you, but ...

I don't know how to thank you/repay you

I don't know how/why etc

I don't mind admitting/telling you/saying etc

I don't see why not

"Are you sure they'll let us walk on their land?" "I don't see why not."

I don't suppose (that)

I don't suppose the painting will ever be worth a thousand dollars.

I don't suppose you'd be willing to go get the napkins?

I don't suppose you have any idea where my address book is, do you?

I don't want to sound/be ..., but ...

I don't wish to interfere/be nosy etc

I/we don't have all day

Hurry up, we don't have all day !

But Sally does not have all day here.

and don't you forget it!

better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)

can't/don't believe sth

I can't believe you lied to me!

When I saw the video, I was like, I don't believe it!

damned if you do, damned if you don't

don't (you) start!

don't ask

"What did he want you to do?" "Oh, don't ask ."

don't ask me

"How does this thing work?" "Don't ask me!"

don't be a stranger!

don't bet on it/I wouldn't bet on it

Maybe he's really a nice guy, but I wouldn't bet on it.

don't blame me

Go ahead, but don't blame me if it doesn't work.

don't come the innocent/victim/helpless male etc with me

don't count your chickens (before they're hatched)

Getting an Oscar would be wonderful, but I think it's too early to count my chickens.

If you want to go on a date sometime, you can ask me. But don't count your chickens.

You'll probably get the job, but don't count your chickens just yet.

don't forget

Don't forget that my mother's coming to visit this weekend.

Don't forget that the car needs gas.

Don't forget to mail that letter, will you?

Don't forget your keys.

Don't forget , we have to be there by five o'clock.

don't get me wrong

Don't get me wrong - I like Jenny, but she can be a little bossy.

Don't get me wrong , I love my family, I just don't want to be with them all the time.

I like Jenny, don't get me wrong , but I do think she acts a little childishly at times.

don't give a hoot/don't care two hoots

don't give it another thought

"I'm really sorry about that." "Don't give another thought ."

"I'm sorry we had to cancel the party.'' "Oh, please don't give it another thought . It wasn't your fault that you were ill!''

don't give me that

don't give me that line

don't go doing sth

It's a secret, so don't go telling everyone.

don't go mad

don't go there

don't hesitate to do sth

Don't hesitate to call me if you need any help.

don't hold your breath

If you're waiting for the Cubs to win the series, don't hold your breath .

don't judge a book by its cover

don't know/can't tell etc which is which

don't look now

Don't look now - here comes Kristen.

don't make me laugh

"Could you finish this by tomorrow?" "Don't make me laugh ."

don't mention it

"Thanks for the lift!" "Oh, don't mention it!"

"Thanks for the ride home!" "Don't mention it."

don't mind her/him etc

don't mind me

Oh, don't mind me, I was just thinking out loud.

don't remind me

don't sweat it

Don't sweat it - you'll pass the test, no problem.

don't sweat the small stuff

don't tell me

"We finally made it here." "Don't tell me - you couldn't find your keys."

Don't tell me we're out of milk!

don't trouble yourself

don't waste your breath

Save your breath . He won't listen.

don't worry

"Don't worry about me -- I'll be fine," said Billie.

"Don't worry , there's plenty of food for anyone who wants to come."

Don't worry - I'll do the laundry this time.

Don't worry about it. You can pay me back tomorrow.

Don't worry ! The flight's not until 9:30. We have plenty of time.

Don't worry . The doctor says it's just a bad cold.

Don't worry; I'll lend you money if you need it.

don't you believe it!

don't you dare!

Don't you dare hang up on me again!

dos and don'ts

the dos and don'ts of office dating

if it ain't broke, don't fix it

if you don't mind

I'm going to close the window, if you don't mind .

if you don't mind my saying so/if you don't mind me asking

never/don't look a gift horse in the mouth

two wrongs don't make a right

you don't know

You don't know how long I've waited to hear you say that!

you don't know when you're well-off

you don't say!

"I think Bob and Susan are having an affair." "You don't say ! That's been common knowledge for months."

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He was the son of a Cambridge don .

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(don't) get your knickers in a twist

I can't rightly say/don't rightly know

I don't feel too hot/so hot/very hot

I/we don't have all day

Hurry up, we don't have all day !

But Sally does not have all day here.

better the devil you know (than the devil you don't)

don't be a stranger!

don't get me wrong

Don't get me wrong - I like Jenny, but she can be a little bossy.

Don't get me wrong , I love my family, I just don't want to be with them all the time.

I like Jenny, don't get me wrong , but I do think she acts a little childishly at times.

don't give a hoot/don't care two hoots

don't give it another thought

"I'm really sorry about that." "Don't give another thought ."

"I'm sorry we had to cancel the party.'' "Oh, please don't give it another thought . It wasn't your fault that you were ill!''

don't give me that line

don't go mad

don't hold your breath

If you're waiting for the Cubs to win the series, don't hold your breath .

don't know/can't tell etc which is which

don't waste your breath

Save your breath . He won't listen.

dos and don'ts

the dos and don'ts of office dating

if it ain't broke, don't fix it

never/don't look a gift horse in the mouth

two wrongs don't make a right

you don't know when you're well-off

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But the women of Zurich donned armour, marched to the Lindenhof and manned the battlements.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.