do (one) ill

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do (one) ill

To hurt or harm one. I've done him ill—that's why he's not talking to me right now. A: "Lady Edith, it was never my intention to do you ill." B: I care not about your intentions—I only care about your criticizing me to Lord and Lady Stewart."
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do ill

To cause problems, harm, or disruption. I just worry that we will do ill to our business if we don't sell our wares at the town bazaar. I'm worried that this solution will do more ill than good.
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