Phrasal Verbs

do away with (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb do away with (1)


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


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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