do without something/someone Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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do without something/someone

phrasal verb with do  us   /du/ verb (present tense does  /dʌz, dəz/ , past tense did  /dɪd/ , past participle done  /dʌn/ )
to manage, work, or perform successfully without having someone or something present: The country cannot do without foreign investment. There are a great number of things that he can easily do without.
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