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    Unhappy the meaning of "do with"

    hi,
    i really need to know what does "do with" mean?
    i've found different meanings in different dictionaries.
    please help me
    it's emergency

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    Re: the meaning of "do with"

    If "to do with" then it means something like "associated with" for example:

    "I don't want anything to do with you" which means I do not want to be associated with you.

    "This problem has to do with greed" which means that greed may be one of the reasons for the problem.

    If you give more context I can try and be more specific.

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    Re: the meaning of "do with"

    Quote Originally Posted by spacegirl89 View Post
    hi,
    i really need to know what does "do with" mean?
    i've found different meanings in different dictionaries.
    please help me
    it's emergency

    It can mean to be related as in the following examples:
    "What has money to do with knowledge?"
    "Of course money has nothing to do with knowledge."
    "Being a good musician also has to do with the human perception of sound."

    Or it can be a means to relate the verb do to a prepositional object:
    "What can I do with these books?"
    "What do you do with a student who insists on sleeping in the classroom everyday?"

    It depends on the context, if you wish, please be more specific by typing here the sentence you are trying to understand.

    PS Not a native speaker

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