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part with

Meaning: to give something to someone else, especially when you'd prefer to keep it

For example:

  • part with sth Mark hated parting with his collection of rare books, but he really needed the money he got by selling them.

  • part with sth Mum didn't want to part with our baby clothes or our old school books, but we made her get rid of them.

Quick Quiz:

When his apartment building banned pets, Ben didn't want to part with his dog Snoopy, so he
  1. moved to another apartment
  2. gave Snoopy away
  3. got a cat as well

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