do away with
phrasal 1. to put an end to ; abolish 2. to put to death ; kill

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • do away with — (something) 1. to remove or destroy something. New treatments for your teeth should do away with the dentist s drill – no more cavities, no more pain! 2. to kill an animal. The hunter did away with the injured rabbit …   New idioms dictionary

  • do away with — [v] get rid of; destroy abolish, bump off*, cancel, discard, discontinue, do in*, eliminate, exterminate, finish, kill, liquidate, murder, put an end to, put to death, remove, slaughter, slay, take away, wipe out*; concepts 180,252 Ant. build,… …   New thesaurus

  • do away with — (someone) to remove someone from a position or job. Blake was disliked by everyone in the office, and Morse did away with him by firing him …   New idioms dictionary

  • do away with — ► do away with informal put an end to; kill. Main Entry: ↑do …   English terms dictionary

  • do away with — index delete, destroy (efface), dispatch (put to death), dispel, dispense, eliminate (eradicate …   Law dictionary

  • do away with — verb terminate, end, or take out (Freq. 1) Let s eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics Socialism extinguished these archaic customs eliminate my debts • Syn: ↑extinguish, ↑eliminate, ↑get rid of …   Useful english dictionary

  • do away with — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms do away with : present tense I/you/we/they do away with he/she/it does away with present participle doing away with past tense did away with past participle done away with 1) do away with something to get rid… …   English dictionary

  • do away with — 1) PHRASAL VERB To do away with something means to remove it completely or put an end to it. [V P P n] The long range goal must be to do away with nuclear weapons altogether. 2) PHRASAL VERB If one person does away with another, the first murders …   English dictionary

  • do away with — {v.} 1. To put an end to; stop. * /The teachers want to do away with cheating in their school./ * /The city has decided to do away with overhead wires./ Compare: RID OF. 2. To kill; murder. * /The robbers did away with their victims./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do away with — {v.} 1. To put an end to; stop. * /The teachers want to do away with cheating in their school./ * /The city has decided to do away with overhead wires./ Compare: RID OF. 2. To kill; murder. * /The robbers did away with their victims./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • do\ away\ with — v 1. To put an end to; stop. The teachers want to do away with cheating in their school. The city has decided to do away with overhead wires. Compare: rid of 2. To kill; murder. The robbers did away with their victims …   Словарь американских идиом

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