don't
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dəʊnt/
  • (America) IPA: /doʊnt/, [doʊ̯(ʔ)t̚]

Verb
  1. do not (negative auxiliary)
    • 1980, The Police, "Don't Stand So Close to Me", Zenyatta Mondatta, A&M Records:
      Don't Stand, Don't stand so, Don't stand so close to me.
    • 1990, Dave Mustaine, "Take No Prisoners", Megadeth, 'Rust in Peace''.
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  2. (nonstandard) does not
    • 1971, Carol King, “So Far Away”, Tapestry, Ode Records:
      I sure hope the road don’t come to own me.
  3. (African American Vernacular English) Used before an emphatic negative subject.
    Don’t nobody care.
Translations
  • German: imperative + nicht, nicht + infinitive
  • Italian: non
  • Portuguese: não
  • Russian: не
  • Spanish: no

Interjection
  1. Stop!, Don't touch that!

Noun

don't (plural don'ts)

  1. Something that must not be done ().
Antonyms


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