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English definition of “do without (sb/sth)”

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do without (sb/sth)

phrasal verb with do
/duː/ verb ( past tense did, past participle done)
B2 to manage without having someone or something: Jack's the kind of player we can't do without.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessaryCoping and not copingDealing with things or peopleTolerating and enduring
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