Definition of dispose of phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


dispose of

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    dispose of somebody


    dispose of something

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  1. 1to get rid of somebody/something that you do not want or cannot keep the difficulties of disposing of nuclear waste to dispose of stolen property Radioactive waste must be disposed of safely.
  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 somebody It took her a mere 20 minutes to dispose of her opponent.
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