un·do /ˌʌnˈdu, ˈʌn-/
Un·do v. t.
1. To reverse, as what has been done; to annul; to bring to naught.
What's done can not be undone. --Shak.
To-morrow, ere the setting sun,
She 'd all undo that she had done. --Swift.
2. To loose; to open; to take to piece; to unfasten; to untie; hence, to unravel; to solve; as, to undo a knot; to undo a puzzling question; to undo a riddle.
Pray you, undo this button. --Shak.
She took the spindle, and undoing the thread gradually, measured it. --Sir W. Scott.
3. To bring to poverty; to impoverish; to ruin, as in reputation, morals, hopes, or the like; as, many are undone by unavoidable losses, but more undo themselves by vices and dissipation, or by indolence.
That quaffing and drinking will undo you, --Shak.
v 1: cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I
could undo my actions"
2: deprive of certain characteristics [syn: unmake] [ant: do]
3: cause the ruin or downfall of; "A single mistake undid the
President and he had to resign"
4: cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the
knot"; "loosen the necktie" [syn: untie, loosen]
5: remove the outer cover or wrapping of; "Let's unwrap the
gifts!"; "undo the parcel" [syn: unwrap] [ant: wrap]
[also: undone, undid]