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do without something/someone

phrasal verb with do  us   /du/ verb (present tense does  /dʌz, dəz/ , past tense did  /dɪd/ , past participle done  /dʌn/ )
to ​manage, ​work, or ​performsuccessfully without having someone or something ​present: The ​country cannot do without ​foreigninvestment. There are a ​greatnumber of things that he can ​easily do without.
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