do away with

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do away with(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to get rid of)
a. acabar con
The invention of the automobile did away with the need for horses for most people.La invención del automóvil acabó con la necesidad de los caballos para la mayoría de las personas.
b. eliminar
The company invested in robots and did away with all our jobs.La empresa invirtió en robots y eliminó todos nuestros trabajos.
2. (to abolish)
a. abolir
The government did away with the program to cut the budget deficit.El gobierno abolió el programa para reducir el déficit presupuestario.
b. quitar
The town just did away with its dry laws, and now someone wants to open a bar.El ayuntamiento acaba de quitar sus leyes secas, y ahora alguien quiere abrir un bar.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to kill)
a. cargarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The mafia did away with the witnesses.La mafia se cargó a los testigos.
b. matar
There was a guy on the bridge threatening to do away with himself.Había un tipo en el puente que amenazaba con matarse.
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do away with
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (abolish, kill)
a. acabar con
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do away with
intransitive verb
1 (get rid of) [+controls] suprimir; eliminar; [+nuclear weapons] eliminar; acabar con; [+injustice, exploitation, system] acabar con; [+capital punishment] abolir
it does away with the need for a middleman con esto ya no hace falta el intermediario; con esto uno se ahorra el intermediario
the long-range goal must be to do away with nuclear weapons altogether they decided to do away with import controls his decree did away with the traditional divisions between provinces Mr Pritchard believes that Labour will not do away with opted # out schools they are attempting to do away with the welfare state they want to see the communist system done away with to do away with the old order South Africa makes some progress towards doing away with apartheid we want to do away with these outmoded customs new technology could do away with the office altogether
2 (kill) matar; liquidar (informal)
to do away with o.s. matarse; suicidarse
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