dispose of
phrasal 1. to place, distribute, or arrange especially in an orderly way 2. a. to transfer to the control of another <
disposing of personal property to a total stranger
>
b. (1) to get rid of <
how to dispose of toxic waste
>
(2) to deal with conclusively <
disposed of the matter efficiently
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dispose of — verb deal with or settle (Freq. 2) He disposed of these cases quickly • Hypernyms: ↑manage, ↑deal, ↑care, ↑handle • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • dispose of — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms dispose of : present tense I/you/we/they dispose of he/she/it disposes of present participle disposing of past tense disposed of past participle disposed of 1) dispose of something to get rid of something that …   English dictionary

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  • dispose of — {v.} 1. To throw away; give away, or sell; get rid of. * /John s father wants to dispose of their old house and buy a new one./ * /The burglars had difficulty in disposing of the stolen jewelry./ 2. To finish. with; settle; complete. * /The boys… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dispose of — {v.} 1. To throw away; give away, or sell; get rid of. * /John s father wants to dispose of their old house and buy a new one./ * /The burglars had difficulty in disposing of the stolen jewelry./ 2. To finish. with; settle; complete. * /The boys… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • dispose\ of — v 1. To throw away; give away, or sell; get rid of. John s father wants to dispose of their old house and buy a new one. The burglars had difficulty in disposing of the stolen jewelry. 2. To finish. with; settle; complete. The boys were hungry,… …   Словарь американских идиом

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