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do without

Definition of do without

  1. :  to not have (something) :  to live, work, etc., without having (something) <If you can't afford a new car, you'll just have to do without (one).> <I don't know how we ever did without computers.>can/could do without is often used to say that one does not like or approve of something <I enjoy traveling, but I can do without having to wait around in crowded airports.> <He was late again. That's the kind of selfish behavior I could do without.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to bring to pass :  carry out

    :  put

    :  perform, execute

  1. :  fuss, ado

    :  deed, duty

    :  a festive get-together :  affair, party

  1. :  the first tone of the diatonic scale in solmization

  1. : ditto

    : double occupancy

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a timid, meek, or unassertive person

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