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dispose of sb/sth

phrasal verb with dispose uk   /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 only five ​minutes for the ​worldchampion to ​dispose of (= ​defeat) his ​opponent.

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(Definition of dispose of sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 清除, 处理, 解决…
in Chinese (Traditional) 清除, 處理, 解決…
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