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English definition of “deprive someone of something”

deprive someone of something

 /dɪˈprɑɪv·əv/ phrasal verb with deprive verb
to take something, esp. something necessary or pleasant away from someone: He was deprived of food for three days.
(Definition of deprive someone of something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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