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English definition of “dispose”

dispose

phrasal verb [T]     /dɪˈspəʊz/
dispose of sth to get rid of something, especially by throwing it away: The agency has put an end to new efforts to dispose of hazardous waste in sensitive environmental areas . FINANCE to sell an asset , property , or part of a business : Recently released plans show the company is going to dispose of its active and casual wear business and focus on its womenswear brands . She is always willing to dispose of investments that underperform. FINANCE, BANKING to state that a debt does not need to be paid or will never be paid : Debt resolution is seen as an effective way to dispose of debt without filing bankruptcy .
(Definition of dispose phrasal verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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