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English definition of “dispense with sth/sb”

dispense with sth/sb

phrasal verb with dispense     /dɪˈspens/ verb [T]
to get rid of or stop using something or someone that you do not need: They've had to dispense with a lot of luxuries since Mike lost his job.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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