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English definition of “dispose of sb/sth”

dispose of sb/sth

phrasal verb with dispose     /dɪˈspəʊz/ US  /-ˈspoʊz/ verb formal
C1 to get rid of someone or something or deal with something so that the matter is finished: How did they dispose of the body? It took a mere five minutes for the world champion to dispose of (= defeat) his opponent.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
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