do in

do in  {v.},  {slang}
1. To ruin; destroy.
Mr. Smith's business was done in by a fire that burned down his store.
2a. To kill; murder.
The poor man was done in by two gangsters who ran away after the crime.
2b. To make tired; exhaust.
The boys were done in after their long hike.
Syn.: WEAR OUT (2).
3. To cheat; swindle.
Mr. Jones was done in by two men who claimed to be collecting money for orphans and widows.
Categories: slang verb

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