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English definition of “do away with sth”

do away with sth

phrasal verb with do     // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ verb (did, done)
C1 to get rid of something or stop using something: These ridiculous rules and regulations should have been done away with years ago. Computerization has enabled us to do away with a lot of paperwork. How on earth could they do away with a beautiful old building like that and put a car park there instead?Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhereDestroying and demolishingDamaging and spoiling
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