Undo

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.
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What's done can not be undone.
Shak.
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To-morrow, ere the setting sun,
She 'd all undo that she had done.
Swift.
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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. Tennyson.
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Pray you, undo this button.
Shak.
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She took the spindle, and undoing the thread gradually, measured it.
Sir W. Scott.
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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.
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That quaffing and drinking will undo you,
Shak.
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