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Phrasal Verbs

part with

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. moved to another apartment

b. gave Snoopy away

c. got a cat as well

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