See also: doin and doin'

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do in (third-person singular simple present does in, present participle doing in, simple past did in, past participle done in)

  1. (transitive, colloquial) To kill or end.
    Synonyms: bump off, do away with, (obsolete) feague; see also Thesaurus:kill
    By the eighth mile, I was sure that finishing the 10-mile hike would do me in.
    We very nearly did in an entire keg of beer that weekend.
    • 2017 October 27, Alex McLevy, “Making a Killing: The Brief Life and Bloody Death of the Post-Scream Slasher Revival”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 5 March 2018:
      Slasher fans rejoiced—for a couple years anyway, until the boom swiftly faded, done in by the same causes that fell so many other eruptions of a style or genre, of any medium: The host of imitators are never as good as what inspired the affection in the first place.
  2. (transitive, colloquial) To exhaust, to tire out.
    I’m off to bed. I’m completely done in.
    I'm exhausted! That 20-mile hike has done me in.
  3. (transitive, colloquial) To damage or injure.
    I’m off work at the moment; I’ve done my back in.

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