dispose of someone

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.
See also: dispose, of

dispose of someone

in. to kill someone. The boss ordered Max to dispose of Lefty.
See also: dispose, of, someone
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A farmer, particularly a pig farmer, is well placed to dispose of someone, isn't he?" "Not at all," replied Billington.
Det Chief Insp Tony O'Donnell said: "It is a callous and despicable way to murder and dispose of someone."