do away with (1)

Meaning: If you do away with something, you get rid of it.

Synonym: abolish, eliminate

For example:

  • do away with A lot of people think we should do away with income tax for poor people.

  • do away with Governments must do away with laws that make it an offence for people of the same sex to make love. These laws infringe on human rights.

Quick Quiz:

If the new government does away with the use of torture by the military, torture will be

a. improved

b. banned

c. allowed

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