Meaning of “go without (sth)” in the English Dictionary

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"go without (sth)" in British English

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go without (sth)

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ verb present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone

C2 to not have something or to manage to live despite not having something:

They were poor as children, and sometimes had to go without.
I'd rather go without food than work for him.

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(Definition of “go without (sth)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)