Meaning of “without” in the English Dictionary

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"without" in British English

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withoutpreposition, adverb

uk /wɪˈðaʊt/ us /wɪˈðaʊt/

A2 not having or doing something, or lacking something:

I left without my umbrella.
You look nice without make-up.
He went without my knowledge.
I couldn't have done it without you.
She's strong without being bossy.
Do start without me.
formal He's not without (= he does have some) good qualities.
This is without a doubt (= certainly) the best Chinese food I've ever had.
You shouldn't drive for more than three hours without taking a break.
Without wanting to be rude (= I don't want to be rude, but), don't you think you need a haircut?
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(Definition of “without” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"without" in American English

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withoutpreposition, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /wɪθˈɑʊt, wɪð-/

not having or doing (something), or not having the use or help of (someone or something):

He came out without a coat.
He looks younger without the moustache.
Thanks for your help – I couldn’t have done it without you.
You shouldn’t drive for more than three hours without taking a break.
That was without (a) doubt/without question (= certainly) the best vacation I’ve ever had.
When you have no money, you just have to learn to do without.

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