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dispose of Formal

Meaning: to get rid of something you don't need or don't want any more

Synonym: throw away

For example:

  • dispose of sth I was fined a hundred dollars for incorrectly disposing of a cigarette. I should have put it into a bin instead of dropping it on the ground.

  • dispose of sth In most countries it is illegal to dispose of a dead body yourself. You have to have a registered undertaker dispose of it for you.

Nouns often used as objects with
dispose of: litter, rubbish, garbage, cigarette, butt, waste, body

Quick Quiz:

A hospital has to dispose of a lot of
  1. doctors
  2. patients
  3. waste material

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