Definition of dispense with phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

dispense with

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

dispense with somebody/something

 
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to stop using someone or something because you no longer need them or it synonym do away with Debit cards dispense with the need for cash altogether. I think we can dispense with the formalities (= speak openly and naturally to each other).
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