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I was very limited in what I could do with flying saucers, because they're just a metal disc. I had to try and put character in as if they were intelligently guided.
Ray Harryhausen

Meaning of "could do with" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COULD DO WITH

could do with play
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WHAT DOES COULD DO WITH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of could do with in the English dictionary

The definition of could do with in the dictionary is to find useful; benefit from.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COULD DO WITH

could
could´ve
couldn´t
couldst
coulee
coulibiac
coulibiaca
coulis
coulisse
couloir
coulomb
Coulomb field
Coulomb´s law
coulombic
coulombmeter
coulometer
coulometric
coulometrically
coulometry
coulter

WORDS THAT END LIKE COULD DO WITH

all up with
along with
be done with
come up with
deal with
do away with
get away with
have nothing to do with
have to do with
in line with
in with
keep pace with
keep up with
put up with
run away with
take up with
to begin with
to do with
to start with
up with
with

Synonyms and antonyms of could do with in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «could do with» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COULD DO WITH

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The translations of could do with from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «could do with» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

可以做
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

podría hacer con
570 millions of speakers

English

could do with
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साथ कर सकता है
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يمكن أن تفعله مع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мог сделать с
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

poderia fazer com
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঙ্গে করতে পারে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pourrait faire avec
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Boleh lakukan dengan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

könnte mit zu tun
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

で行うことができます
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

함께 할 수있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bisa nindakake karo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

có thể làm với
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செய்ய முடியும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सह करू शकता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ile yapabilir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

potrebbe fare con
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

może zrobić z
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

міг зробити з
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ar putea face cu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θα μπορούσε να κάνει με
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kan doen met
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skulle kunna göra med
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kunne gjøre med
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of could do with

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COULD DO WITH»

The term «could do with» is very widely used and occupies the 707 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about could do with

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10 QUOTES WITH «COULD DO WITH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word could do with.
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Brian Acton
Yes, I was a big math and computer geek, that's true. I was driven by the scholastic side of things. For me, it was all about what I could do with math and computers.
2
Jane Badler
He wasn't really Method but he believed that when you did a role there were lots of things you could do with your co-star in order to create the right environment. You known, if you were supposed to be in love, to create that feeling between the two of you.
3
Lee Bermejo
'Joker' was a violent, dark, and brutal book, so I wanted to do something a little less heavy. I played around with the idea of a children's book, and that eventually became 'Noel.' And I just kept finding these parallels between things I could do with Batman and Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol.'
4
Shane Carruth
I am obsessed with story. I had a late awakening in life. In college was the first time that I understood what you could do with a story and what a good novel is - literary value and subtext and irony and everything.
5
Sharlto Copley
I'm not particularly fond of playing villains. I do want to be a working actor, and I've had to look at what was offered to me, what roles I could get, and what I could do with them. Even though I'm not drawn to putting those kinds of darker characters out there, I think it's an interesting challenge.
6
Rebecca Harding Davis
TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two things in life which I always felt I could do with credit to myself and benefit to the world, if I only had the chance.
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Peggy Fleming
My sport taught me what I could do with my talents, whether in the rink or in the rest of my life.
8
Rupert Friend
'On the Road' completely changed the way I looked at what you could do with your life.
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Ray Harryhausen
I was very limited in what I could do with flying saucers, because they're just a metal disc. I had to try and put character in as if they were intelligently guided.
10
Jeremih
It took me five years to realize what I could do with my voice. No Auto-Tune - cut all that off.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COULD DO WITH»

Discover the use of could do with in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to could do with and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Working with Disney: Interviews with Animators, Producers, ...
... pictures—Make Mine Music, Melody Time, things of that sort—where he could take little shots which were different and which might have been Silly Symphonies in the old days and experimented with them to see what he could do with them.
Don Peri, 2011
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Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary
I, he etc could be doing with/could do with it would be better if I , he etc had or did (something) : / could do with a cup of coffee ; This house coulabe doing with a coat of paint; You could do with a wash. do away with vtfus 1 to get rid of, esp to ...
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What Will He Do with It?
At length he paused and said, “Well, upon the whole, I don't see what I could do with the girl just at present, though, of course, I ought to know where she is, and with whom. Tell me, Mrs. Crane, what is she like —- pretty or plain?” “I suppose ...
Pisistratus Caxton (pseud. van Edward Bulwer-Lytton.), 1857
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My Journey with Grief: A Mother's Grief Revealed in Her Journals
I made a decision to go to school and study to become a massage therapist. I reasoned that massage therapy was something I could do that was a physical task, and it was something I could do with my hands. I believed I could do it well and ...
Carol T. Sauceda, 2009
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18 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With A Small Stone
Learn to stop idly kicking precious stones aside and see them for what they really are - one of life's little treasures. Guaranteed to energize even the most disillusioned of pet rockers. 32 pages. 2.75" x 2.75".
Mother, 2007
6
New Directions in English Language Corpora: Methodology, ...
... you 2 what do you think about 2 what do you think of that could do with 6 I could do with a 4 you could do with a 4 could do with a 1 and he could do with more of it but this functional type of analysis to our data in any formal way at this stage.
Gerhard Leitner, 1992
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Elvis: Prophet of Power
could do, what he could do with a song and how he could make it work with such specialness, in addition to all that he could do on stage. Muhammed Ali wasn't a body puncher. For that matter, he didn't even have an average punch. Yet, he ...
Samuel Roy, 1985
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What's Love Got to Do With It: Talking With Your Kids About Sex
Here are a few examples from my experience to help you envision what you could do with your son or daughter. A night out on the town. Spending a night out alone with each child a few times a year has been a regular activity since my kids  ...
John Chirban, 2007
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Hear Us Out: Conversations with Gay Novelists
I don't have that fixation on the "Sacred Text" that some writers do. Any novel of mine is simply the best I could do with those people and that story at that time in my life. Six months later, I'd do it completely differently. So if I'm lucky enough to ...
Richard Canning, 2003
10
Pushkin and the Queen of Spades
My heart wrapped around your little fingers, going wherever your fingers go, even if it's up some son-a- bitch's ass." There was nothing I could do with that sentence except forget it. Nothing I could do with those words on the day they were ...
Alice Randall, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COULD DO WITH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term could do with is used in the context of the following news items.
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VideoStitch Grabs $2.25 Million To Produce 360 Video In Real Time
And of course, I can't wait to see what talented movie directors could do with this technology. It's just the beginning for VideoStitch, but the ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
2
Will Watt: BST's bid won't be accepted, but it should be respected
Jimmy's words appear to have inspired the fans into action, maybe the owners could do with taking a leaf from their book. After all, if you do ... «Blackpool Gazette, Jul 15»
3
Daikaya to double its presence in Chinatown with Bantam King, a …
At the same time, they'd been bandying about what they could do with a former Burger King space on Fifth Street NW that their current landlord ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Wimbledon: Andy Murray in quarter-final action
Fraser Bernstein: My beloved Spurs could do with another striker. Lacazette from Lyon would be ideal... maybe too optimistic? Cormac Flanagan: Wolves ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
5
Cindy Forde's bucket list for the Cambridge Science Centre
Just imagine what we could do with some real space to play with! Getting everyone out of their silos and able to see the world as an ... «Cambridge News, Jul 15»
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Summer Budget: What a Gateshead family would like to hear from …
“Families in general could do with more help, especially those that have specific difficulties. “I appreciate that cuts have had to be made but, ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
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West Hobart schoolteacher donates his car to help prevent youth …
"Initially I wondered what I could do with it in terms of young people ... it's no longer needed and I did want to do something charitable with it," he ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
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Rand Paul's tax plan has its merits
Think about what you could do with the largest "raise" most people have received in years. Then think about the trivial tinkering most other ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
9
Wimbledon tips: Day nine
After a difficult tournament, we could do with a nice-priced winner and Gasquet is not without a chance here against the French Open champion ... «Sportinglife.com, Jul 15»
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Fox News reporter calls Rory McIlroy 'leprechaun' on live television
And, in the midst of a relegation battle and following the loss of star forward Conor McKenna, they could do with all the help they can find. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»

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