do without

Meaning: If you do without something, you manage to get by without it.

For example:

  • do without sth People who are unemployed have to learn to do without some of the things they can afford when they're working.

  • do without sth I can't do without breakfast in the morning. It gives me the energy I need for the day.

Quick Quiz:

One thing that none of us can do without is

a. a car

b. food

c. a mobile phone

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