I was reading a historical article until I have reached to this sentence where it says:

It is possible that she was done in by the eunuchs on their own initiative, or flung herself down the well.

I am not sure if it means to be tired or meant to be raped?

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    I read that as meaning she was killed by the eunuchs (rather than having committed suicide). – John Go-Soco Mar 9 '20 at 13:05
  • I don't think that sentence can be interpreted to mean that she was raped by the eunuchs. – High Performance Mark Mar 9 '20 at 13:07
  • Please edit your question to use the > quoting character instead of four spaces, which is the typographical convention for software code rather than a quote. I would do it for you, but your quote contains a single " and I don't know where the other one goes. – shoover Mar 9 '20 at 13:12
  • Please add the link and name the article. It's in the wrong register for an academic work. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 8 '20 at 18:17

It means that she was killed by the eunuchs (rather than having committed suicide).

Do in:

to murder someone

I reckon someone did her in to get her money.

from https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/do-in


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