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do away with (2) Informal

Meaning: to kill or to murder somebody

Synonym: murder, bump off (informal), do in (informal)

For example:

  • do away with sb We were sure she'd done away with her husband for the insurance money, but we were never able to prove it.

  • do away with sb Soon after Pedro was seen talking to the police, someone did away with him.

Quick Quiz:

The drug dealers did away with Andre because he had
  1. cheated them
  2. helped them
  3. paid them

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