did [didn't, did'nt, didst, did'st] v

preterite form; see do, v.

  1. [Tag verb with ellipsis referring back to a main verb form; “did” = “did sing” or “sang”.]
  2. [Lexical verb with noun object] made; caused; created; brought about.
  3. [Auxiliary verb form for negation of the main verb.]
  4. [Interrogative marker for yes/no questions; “Did you ever stand” = “stood you ever”.]
  5. [Lexical verb] accomplish; fulfil; complete.
  6. [Periphrastic preterite auxiliary providing an unaccented syllable for metrical verse; “did drop” = “dropped”.]