Webster 1913 Edition
und[GREEK]n. See 1st
Un-, and Do to perform.]
To reverse, as what has been done; to annul; to bring to naught.
What’s done can not be
To-morrow, ere the setting sun,
She 'd all
She 'd all
undothat she had done.
To loose; to open; to take to piece; to unfasten; to untie; hence, to unravel; to solve;
undoa knot; to
undoa puzzling question; to
She took the spindle, and
undoingthe thread gradually, measured it.
Sir W. Scott.
To bring to poverty; to impoverish; to ruin, as in reputation, morals, hopes, or the like;
as, many are.
undoneby unavoidable losses, but more
undothemselves by vices and dissipation, or by indolence
That quaffing and drinking will
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To reverse what has been done; to annul; to bring to naught any transaction. We can undo many kinds of work; but we cannot undo crimes, errors or faults.
Tomorrow ere the setting sun, she'd all undo what she had done.
2.To loose; to open; to take to pieces; to unravel; to unfasten; to untie; as, to undo a knot.
3.To ruin; to bring to poverty; to impoverish. Many are undone by unavoidable losses; but more undo themselves by vices and dissipation, or by indolence.
4.To ruin, in a moral sense; to bring to everlasting destruction and misery.
5.To ruin in reputation.