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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 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 something

1. to free of something unwanted People who believe we can dispense with government services don't realize how much they need them.
2. to not use something We dispensed with our second car and have saved a lot of money.
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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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The closer the dispense head to the substrate, the better the line quality.
In summary, jetting has become a standard dispense method in assembly production.
Precision meter, mix, and dispense systems for plural and single components, for use with silicones, polysulfides, polyurethanes, and epoxies.
Complete line of meter, mix and dispense along with accompanying automation capabilities.
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.
One- and multi-component meter-mix and dispense systems for the building, electronics, aerospace, sporting goods and automotive industries including systems for roof coating, insulated glass, windshields, and sunroofs.
It meters, mixes and dispenses foam from 5 to 15 lb/min.
1 gram of material, up to large void-filling equipment that dispenses mixed and metered materials at over 400 lb/min.
1 gram of material to large void-filling equipment that dispenses mixed and metered materials at over 400 lb/min.
These systems use larger pumping units and a static-mix dispense head.
Also high-volume wet-out systems, Multi Color Block for up to eight gelcoat colors, and Big Bertha high-volume chopper gun that can dispense up to 35 lb/min of laminate and handle six strands of glass.
Mat impregnators include an economical model with a hand crank to dispense mat from a roll between two impregnating rollers and onto a take-up roll.
Also high-volume web-out systems, Multi Color Block for up to eight gelcoat colors, and Big Bertha high-volume chopper gun that can dispense up to 35 lb/min of laminate and handle six strands of glass.
Manufactures automatic meter/mix/ dispense equipment to process 2-, 3-, and 4-component urethane elastomers and foams.
H-VI: Designed to dispense materials at pressures up to 3000 psi with outputs up to 60 lb/min.