do without

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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 go without)
a. pasar sin
I don't think doing without your organic coffee for one day will kill you.No creo que te mueras por pasar un día sin beber tu café biológico.
b. prescindir de
The Suarez's did a lot of camping, so they were OK with doing without a hot shower for a few days.Los Suárez hacían mucho camping, así que no les molestaba prescindir de una ducha caliente por unos días.
c. vivir sin
Of course I've got some hot sauce in my bag! I can't do without it.¡Claro que tengo salsa picante en mi bolso! No puedo vivir sin ella.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I like the action sequences and the story, but I could do without the gratuitous violence.Me gustan las escenas de acción y el argumento, pero me sobra la violencia gratuita.
I like to get some constructive criticism, but I can do without the negativity.Me gusta que me den críticas constructivas, pero no necesito esa negatividad.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to be without)
a. agarrárselas
I forgot to buy buns for the hot dogs! Oh well, I guess we'll just have to do without.¡Se me olvidó comprar panecillos para los hot dogs! Ni modo, supongo que tendremos que agarrárnoslas.
b. apañárselas
We don't have any clean glasses for the beer. - That's all right; I can do without.No tenemos vasos limpios para la cerveza. - Está bien; puedo apañármelas.
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do without
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. (manage without)
a. pasar sin
I could do without your snide remarksme sobran or puedes ahorrarte tus comentarios sarcásticos
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do without
intransitive verb
I can't do without my computer yo no puedo pasar sin el ordenador; "I haven't brought my gym kit" — "you'll have to do without then!" —no he traído mi equipo de gimnasia —pues vas a tener que apañártelas sin él; you can't do without money no se puede vivir sin dinero; I can do without your advice no necesito tus consejos; I could do without them poking their noses in (informal) no necesito que vengan ellos metiendo las narices en lo que no les importa (informal); this bus strike is something I could do without esta huelga de autobuses es lo último que me faltaba
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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