do away

transitive verb

Definition of do away

archaic

  1. :  to put an end to :  destroy a dislike which not all his fortune and consequence might do away — Jane Austen

do away with

  1. 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. 2 :  to put to death :  kill thousands of persons have been done away with in this manner — Manchester Guardian Weekly

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