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English definition of “do without something/someone”

do without something/someone

verb phrasal verb with do  /du/ ( present tense does  /dʌz, dəz/, past tense did  /dɪd/, past participle done  /dʌn/) us  
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.
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