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do away with sth

phrasal verb with do uk   us   // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ verb (did, done)
C1 to get ​rid of something or ​stop using something: These ​ridiculousrules 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 ​beautifuloldbuilding like that and put a ​carpark there ​instead?
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