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Definition of dispose of phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

dispose of

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

    dispose of somebody/something

     
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  1. 1to get rid of someone or something that you do not want or cannot keep the difficulties of disposing of nuclear waste to dispose of stolen property
  2. 2to deal with a problem, question, or threat successfully That seems to have disposed of most of their arguments.
  3. 3to defeat or kill someone It took her a mere 20 minutes to dispose of her opponent.
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