I. done 1 /dʌn/ BrE AmE
the past participle of ↑ do
II. done 2 BrE AmE adjective [not before noun, no comparative]
[ Word Family: verb : ↑ do , ↑ outdo , ↑ overdo , ↑ redo , ↑ undo ; noun : ↑ deed ≠ ↑ misdeed , ↑ do , ↑ doing ; adjective : ↑ done , ↑ overdone , ↑ undone ]
1 . FINISHED finished or completed SYN finished :
The job’s nearly done.
somebody is done (with something) (=someone has finished doing or using something)
As soon as I’m done, I’ll give you a call.
Are you done with this magazine?
I’ll be glad when the exams are over and done with (=completely finished) .
2 . COOKED cooked enough to eat ⇨ overdone , underdone :
Is the pasta done yet?
3 . be done for informal to be in serious trouble or likely to fail:
If we get caught, we’re done for.
4 . done in informal extremely tired:
You look done in.
5 . be done ( also be the done thing British English ) to be socially acceptable:
Showing affection in public just isn’t done in Japan.
6 . be done with it ( also have done with it British English ) used to tell someone to stop thinking about or trying to decide something because they have already done this enough:
Just buy it and have done with it!
7 . be done British English informal to be deceived or cheated:
If you paid £50, you were done, mate!
8 . be/get done British English informal to be caught by the police for doing something illegal, but usually not too serious
be/get done for
I got done for speeding last night.
9 . a done deal informal an agreement that has been made and cannot be changed:
The merger is far from a done deal.
10 . done and dusted British English informal completely finished or completed:
It was all done and dusted within forty-five minutes.
⇨ be hard done by at ↑ hard 2 (6)
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▪ finished if something is finished, you have done all of it:
She showed him the finished drawing.
I was very pleased with the finished result.
▪ done [not before noun] finished - used especially in everyday English instead of finished :
I can’t come out till my essay’s done.
They promised the work would be done by April.
▪ complete [not before noun] completely finished – used especially to emphasize that there is no more work to do:
Six months later the job was complete.
The first stage of the project is now complete.
▪ over finished – used about an event, activity, or period of time:
Football practice is over at 4:30. Can you pick me up then?
The summer was nearly over.
▪ be through informal to have finished doing something or using something:
I probably won’t be through till about 6 o'clock.
Are you through with those scissors?
III. done 3 BrE AmE interjection
used to agree to and accept the conditions of a deal:
‘I’ll give you $90 for it.’ ‘Done!’