Un*do"(?), v. t. [AS. undn. See 1st Un-, and Do to perform.] 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,Swift.
She 'd all undo that she had done.
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.
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