do out(redirected from do them out)
1. To create, assemble, or produce something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "do" and "out." We're going to be changing the food we serve next week, so we'll need you to do out a new menu for us. You really ought to get a lawyer to do that contract out for you.
2. To work something out; to complete something, as a problem or exercise. A noun or pronoun can be used between "do" and "out." I did out the math problem three different times, but the answer I kept getting was different from what the textbook says. The teacher made me come up to the board and do the problem out by hand.
3. To swindle, cheat, or rob someone (of something). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "do" and "out." That no-good rotten lawyer did me out of nearly three grand from my grandfather's will!
See also: out
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