deprive of


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deprive someone of something

to take something away from someone. If you don't behave, I will deprive you of your driving rights. They deprived themselves of a good time by pouting.
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deprive of

v.
To keep someone from possessing or enjoying something; take something away from someone: The war had deprived the refugees of a normal childhood.
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