dispose of (someone or something)

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dispose of (someone or something)

1. To eliminate someone or something; to get rid of someone or something. The CEO is apt to dispose of any manager who does not agree with him all the time. After our basement flooded, we had to dispose of most of the boxes we'd stored down there.
2. To settle or resolve something. Jean is the best editor in the writing center, so she'll definitely dispose of any issues in your paper.
3. To relocate, sell, or give something away. Once I move into the city, I'll need to dispose of my car.
4. slang To kill someone. We need to dispose of the informant before he goes running to the police again.
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dispose of someone or something

to get rid of someone or something. (See also dispose of someone.) How can I dispose of this bothersome customer? Where shall I dispose of this wastepaper?
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dispose of someone

Sl. to kill someone. (See also dispose of someone or something.) Max suggested that he would dispose of Lefty if Lefty continued to be a pest. The boss ordered Max to dispose of Lefty.
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dispose of

1. Attend to, settle, deal with, as in He quickly disposed of the problem. [Early 1600s]
2. Transfer, part with, as by giving away or selling. For example, They wanted to dispose of the land as soon as possible. [Second half of 1600s]
3. Get rid of, throw out, as in Can we dispose of the trash in this barrel? Oliver Goldsmith had this idiom in She Stoops to Conquer (1773): "I'm disposing of the husband before I have secured the lover." [Mid-1600s]
4. Kill or destroy; also, humorously, consume. For example, The king was determined to dispose of his enemies, or John disposed of the cake in no time. [Second half of 1800s]
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dispose of

v.
1. To throw out or get rid of something: The government hired contractors to dispose of the nuclear waste.
2. To settle or attend to some problem, question, or situation: We quickly disposed of the problem before anyone found out.
3. To transfer or part with something, as by giving away or selling it: The bank disposed of its bad loans.
4. To kill or destroy someone: The dictator disposed of all his enemies.
See also: dispose, of
References in classic literature ?
A quick snap of those mighty jaws would dispose of one of them before the other realized that they were attacked, and the second would fall an easy prey to the strength, agility and ferocity of a second quick charge.
Tenders are invited for remove and dispose of one 10,000 gallon underground storage tank (ust) and all associated piping, valves, dispensers, and appurtenances and install one new 500 gallon unleaded aboveground storage tank.
He had two packages of heroin and he tried to dispose of one package, and the Class A drugs were worth PS890.
under which it has agreed to dispose of one of the two Arjan plots of land currently owned by Tejoori and part of Tejoori's investment portfolio, for a cash consideration of approximately USD 3.
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A business might have many reasons to dispose of one or more of its assets and replace those assets with different but similar assets.
Currently, Chelmsford residents are able to dispose of one bulky item without additional charge for every non-holiday week of the year.
As soon as we dispose of one case we come to know some more people are missing.
Businesses in Eugene that dispose of one cubic yard of waste every week would see their monthly rate increase by $2.
Dealers will probably get PS200 to PS250 for a donkey at an abattoir while getting a vet to dispose of one animal will cost PS300.
It is not going to improve the city if you dispose of one of the jewels in Birmingham's crown.
The Executive Council has approved the tariff to be Dh225 per tonne annually, which is equivalent to 45 per cent of the cost incurred by the government to dispose of one tonne waste, Al Amri explained.
BankMuscat also expects the company to dispose of one to two vessels every year.
Chidambaram's decision to try dispose of one mercy petition case every month in order of the oldest pending file being considered first.
He suggested a system in which every household could dispose of one bag of trash per week with a fee being charge only for second and subsequent bags.