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part with (someone or something)
1. To relinquish, let go of, or give up someone or something. My dad does everything in his power not to part with his money, so we don't expect to get anything we don't absolutely need. I hate to part with this dress, but if you really want it, you can have it.
2. To separate or depart from someone or something; to stop associating with someone or something. I was so surprised to learn that he was parting with the agency—he'd been with them for nearly ten years! John parted with Bill after it came to light that Bill didn't want to ever have kids.
part with someone or something
to give up or let go of someone or something. She did not want to part with her friend. I could never part with my books.
Give up, let go of, relinquish, as in Janice hated to part with her cat, but the landlord wouldn't allow pets. [Mid-1300s]
1. To leave the company of someone; go away from someone: After months of negotiations, we've decided to part with the company.
2. To give up or let go of something; relinquish something: It's hard for me to part with old mementos.