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undone (See undo)


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]undone adj
1 not done; "the work could be done or undone and nobody cared"
2 doomed to extinction [syn: done for(p), ruined, sunk, washed-up]
3 not fastened or tied or secured; "her blouse had come undone at the neck"; "his shoelaces were undone"
4 thrown into a state of disorganization or incoherence; "price programs became unstuck because little grain was available" [syn: unstuck]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ʌn'dɒn/
    Rhymes: -ʌn


  1. past participle of undo

Extensive Definition

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abandoned, adrift, afloat, aghast, all up with, appalled, ashen, astounded, ausgespielt, awed, awestricken, awestruck, bankrupt, beat, beaten, bested, beyond recall, beyond remedy, blanched, blasted, blighted, broken, broken-down, brokenhearted, clear, confounded, cowed, crushed, cureless, cut up, dashed, deadly pale, defeated, demoralized, deserted, desolated, destroyed, detached, devastated, discomfited, disregarded, done for, done in, down, down-and-out, fallen, finished, fixed, floating, floored, forgotten, free, frozen, gone, gone to pot, gray with fear, half-done, heart-stricken, heart-struck, heartbroken, horrified, horror-struck, hors de combat, ignored, immedicable, in ruins, incomplete, incorrigible, incurable, inoperable, intimidated, inundated, irreclaimable, irrecoverable, irredeemable, irreformable, irremediable, irreparable, irretrievable, irreversible, irrevocable, kaput, laid aside, lambasted, lathered, left out, left undone, licked, loose, loosened, lost, missed, neglected, neurasthenic, omitted, on the skids, open, outdone, overborne, overcome, overlooked, overmastered, overmatched, overpowered, overridden, overthrown, overturned, overwhelmed, pale as death, pallid, panicked, paralyzed, passed by, passed over, passed up, past hope, past praying for, petrified, pigeonholed, prostrate, prostrated, put aside, put to rout, ravaged, reduced to jelly, remediless, rickety, routed, ruined, ruinous, scared stiff, scared to death, scattered, settled, shaken, shaky, shattered, shot, shot to pieces, shunted, sidelined, sidetracked, silenced, skinned, skinned alive, skipped, slighted, spoiled, stampeded, stricken, stunned, stupefied, terminal, terrified, terror-crazed, terror-haunted, terror-ridden, terror-riven, terror-shaken, terror-smitten, terror-struck, terror-troubled, trimmed, trounced, unaccomplished, unachieved, unanchored, unasked, unattained, unattended to, unbound, uncared-for, unchaperoned, uncompleted, unconsidered, unconsummated, undischarged, unexecuted, unfastened, unfinished, unfixed, unfulfilled, unglued, unhooked, unmanned, unmitigable, unnerved, unperformed, unrealized, unregarded, unrelievable, unsalvable, unsalvageable, unsnapped, unsolicited, unstrung, unstuck, untended, untied, unwatched, unzipped, upset, wasted, whelmed, whipped, worsted, wrecked
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