Meaning of “do without something/someone” in the English Dictionary


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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 perform successfully without having someone or something present:

The country cannot do without foreign investment.
There are a great number of things that he can easily do without.

(Definition of “do without something/someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)