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Phrasal Verbs

dispose of

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. doctors

b. patients

c. waste material

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