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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 (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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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 American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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A high proportion (63.4%) of dispensing encounters without prescriptions found in this study was similar to a study conducted in Bengaluru, India, where it was 45% [5] and also a study in Tamil Nadu, India, where 58% [12] of the pharmacists dispensed drugs without prescription but better than practices in other countries such as Egypt (72%), [13] Tanzania (77%), [14] and Vietnam (99%) [15] where higher rates of dispensing without prescriptions were documented.
c-store (94 percent) carries cold dispensed beverages.
Following those process steps, the low-temperature solder paste for shield attach is dispensed; the shield is put in place, and the assembly is reflowed.
A total of four independent reagents may be dispensed in parallel into standard microplates from 6- to 1536-well, as well as low-profile and deep-well microplates and microtubes.
In its ruling the ASA revealed that Specsavers had told the Authority that since dispensing underwent partial deregulation in 1984, staff who dispensed glasses did not have to be qualified.
The countertop unit integrates a computer monitor, labeling device and bar code scanner with fingerprint verification to provide work flow control and dispensing accuracy for manually dispensed products.
Asymtek specifies the appropriate reservoir from a variety of syringes, cartridges, and pail pumps, based on the type of fluid being dispensed and the amount of fluid applied per shift to optimize the Century platform's productivity.
Materials dispensed can range from very low (water-like) to very high (toothpaste-like) viscosity and encompass many different functions.
The requirement for intermediate dilution plates is eliminated by the dynamic range of volumes dispensed (six orders of magnitude), sciSWIFT disposable pen technology enables preparation, storage, sonication and dispensing of precious reagents in one integrated device.
Mr Burgess, a student dispensing optician, has been called to attend the same hearing where in a separate case the Council will claim that on both October 8 and December 24 2005 he dispensed spectacles to a patient under the age of 16 without proper supervision by a registered optometrist or registered dispensing optician.
In larger blenders with throughputs rated at 450 lb/hr or higher, resin and regrind are sequentially dispensed from hopper bins into a weigh chamber by high-speed slide-gate valves with an accuracy/dispense of [+ or -] 4 g.
However, the L-pass may not be possible with RF shields, which usually require several small shots of material to be dispensed through a hole in the top of the shield.
Formerly, the only way a schedule II drug could be dispensed was on receipt of a written prescription, except in "emergency" cases where a pharmacy could dispense a 72-hour supply based on an oral prescription, provided the prescriber forwarded a written prescription (Rx) to the dispensing pharmacist within a three-day period.