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dispense with (the) formalities

To not engage in the niceties or etiquette normally demanded by the social situation, such as formal introductions, because more important matters are at hand. You can dispense with the formalities, counselor—just give me an update on the situation and be on your way.
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you can dispense with (something)

You can stop doing or get rid of something. You're still not allowed to borrow my car Saturday night, and you can dispense with the attitude. The library dispenses with its normal operating hours during finals week and instead stays open 24 hours.
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dispense with (something)

To stop doing or eliminate something. You're still not allowed to borrow my car Saturday night, and you can dispense with the attitude. The library dispenses with its normal operating hours during finals week and instead stays open 24 hours.
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dispense with someone or something

to get rid of someone or something; to brush someone or something aside. I think we will dispense with that subject for the rest of the day. We will have to dispense with the expensive gifts this year.
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dispense with

1. Manage without, forgo, as in We can dispense with the extra help. Shakespeare had this idiom in Timon of Athens (3:2): "Men must learn now with pity to dispense." [c. 1600]
2. Get rid of, do away with, as in The European Union is trying to dispense with tariff barriers. [Late 1500s]
3. Exempt one from a law, promise, or obligation, as in He asked the court to dispense with swearing on the Bible. This usage originally applied to religious obligations (to which the Pope granted dispensation). [Early 1500s]
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dispense with

v.
To get rid or do away with something; forgo something: The restaurant dispensed with its dress code in order to appeal to a younger crowd.
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In this test, line speed was reduced to dispense the required amount of material within the set tolerances
Dispense equipment is trending toward smaller, more compact footprints to maximize limited factory floor space without compromising throughput.
Precision meter, mix, and dispense systems for plural and single components, for use with silicones, polysulfides, polyurethanes, and epoxies.
Using dual conveyor lanes in the dispensing process significantly boosts throughput rates for underfill by enabling the dispense head to alternate passes between multiple assemblies, which masks flowout time.
2) Nursing home pharmacies may also receive and dispense any controlled substance in schedule II via the same process.
According to the ruling Specsavers went on to state some staff, who carried out dispenses, were qualified either as ophthalmic opticians or as DOs.
Easy-to-use control system makes adjustments after every dispense cycle, automatically compensating on the next weighed batch for normal variations in dispensing as well as for resin bulk density and particle geometry.
A customization process is also offered that modifies standard components to meet application-specific needs with unique materials or construction, port threads, orifices, dispense volumes, special connectors, and various manifold configurations.
It will also be used to dispense a new line of Cold Star ready-to-drink teas and juices targeting health-oriented consumers.
The servo-motor design is said to provide consistent and repeatable bead profiles and a change of flow rate during the dispense cycle.
INDy nonatomized internal-mix spray-up system features the INDy single orifice-directed column nonatomized dispense nozzle.
A customization process is also offered that modifies standard components to meet application-specific needs with unique materials of construction, port threads, orifices, dispense volumes, special connectors, and various manifold configurations.
As manufacturing volumes increase, the typical response is to increase the number of dispense heads so multiple strips can be dispensed simultaneously.