do away

transitive verb

Definition of do away

archaic
: to put an end to : destroy a dislike which not all his fortune and consequence might do away— Jane Austen
do away with
1 : to put an end to : abolish, discontinue the motor did not do away with steam power— Roger Burlingame attempted to do away with the entire civic art program— Jules Langsner
2 : to put to death : kill thousands of persons have been done away with in this mannerManchester Guardian Weekly

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“Do away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20away. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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