Last modified on 21 November 2014, at 15:21
See also: undō

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

un- +‎ do

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VerbEdit

undo (third-person singular simple present undoes, present participle undoing, simple past undid, past participle undone)

  1. To reverse the effects of an action. ant. syn.
    Fortunately, we can undo most of the damage to the system by the war.
    • 2011 October 15, Michael Da Silva, “Wigan 1 - 3 Bolton”, BBC Sport:
      But Wigan undid their good work by conceding an avoidable second goal deep into first-half injury time.
  2. To unfasten. ant. syn.
    Could you undo my buckle for me?
  3. (figuratively) to be heading for or to cause a downfall

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Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

undo

  1. Misspelling of undue.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “undo” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From unda (a wave)

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present active undō, present infinitive undāre, perfect active undāvī, supine undātum

  1. I rise in waves.
  2. I overflow with, abound in.
  3. I wave, undulate.

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ReferencesEdit

  • undo in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • redound in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911