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do away with sth

verb uk phrasal verb with do   // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ (did, done) us  
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 could they do away with a beautiful old building like that and put a car park there instead?
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