do away

transitive verb

: to put an end to : destroy
a dislike which not all his fortune and consequence might do awayJane Austen
do away with
: to put an end to : abolish, discontinue
the motor did not do away with steam powerRoger Burlingame
attempted to do away with the entire civic art programJules Langsner
: to put to death : kill
thousands of persons have been done away with in this mannerManchester Guardian Weekly

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“Do away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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