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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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2) Factor affecting the automated dispensing systems market in the short run and the long run
The questions were based on previous studies and were aimed at assessing the dispensing practices, storage practices, knowledge of the pharmacists, and counseling about various aspects of medication.
The course provided the foundation for progression from a technician to a dispensing optician.
The reliability of the different subcomponents of the questionnaire was measured and Cronbach's alpha value was 0.821 (perceived factors contributing to dispensing errors, 11 items), 0.905 (perceived solutions to minimize dispensing errors, 10 items), and 0.856 (type of common dispensing errors, 4 items).
CMS made both symbolic and material changes to the way in which states are to compute and pay fees to Medicaid dispensing pharmacies.
The Graco Fluid Automation F4-5 and F4-55 dispensing units help reduce costs by eliminating off-ratio dispensing and therefore waste caused by non-cured parts.
The new 2-way dispensing edge from MULTIVAC Marking and Inspection provides two options: if a pack needs to be marked, the separation edge is used.
Pump hardware configuration and characteristics of the dispense fluid can have a profound effect on droplet size and dispensing performance.
This is the seventh consecutive year OmniRx received the KLAS ranking as the leader in the automated dispensing system market segment.
GSE Dispensing will show at Hall 7, Stand 710/A, its program of gravimetric paste dispensing systems and management software platforms, as the key to integrated, lean and automated print paste management system.
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The Furon [R] Mini-Dispense Pump provide an economical and efficient solution for accurately dispensing small amounts of liquids.
Amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act in 2003 require doctors to apply for a dispensing licence and limit the dispensing fee they are able to charge on medicines.
Sealant Equipment & Engineering's (Plymouth, MI) new Servo-Flo 801 is a positive-displacement, 2-component meter-mix dispensing system.
They offer drift-free operation of better than [+ or -] 1% from set point, precision dispensing of -0.5% CV, deliver flows from microlitres up to 2.3 lit/min with positive displacement pumping and dispensing up to 6.9 bang.