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English definition of “do without (sth)”

do without (sth)

verb uk phrasal verb with do   // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ (did, done) us  
B2 to manage without having something: There's no mayonnaise left, so I'm afraid you'll just have to do without. Thank you, Kate, we can do without language like that (= we don't want to hear your rude language).Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
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