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86 (someone or something)

1. To eject someone from an establishment without serving them. The boss hates this guy and wants us to 86 him.
2. To cancel or stop something. Why would they 86 the plans for renovations? The building is practically falling apart.
3. To dispose of something. Ugh, can we please 86 the coleslaw? Just looking at it is making me nauseous.
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eighty-six something

Sl. to throw something away. Let's eighty-six this stew and go out and get some decent pizza.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

eighty-six

and 86
tv. to dispose of someone or something; to nix someone or something. He wants $400? Eighty-six that! We can’t afford it.

86

verb
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According to the statistics of Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association, a total of one hundred twenty thousand auto units were manufactured during the fiscal year 2012-13, which rose to one hundred eighty six thousand units by end of fiscal year 2016-17.
Mali: Eighty six people have been hospitalised in the central Malian city of Mopti and in Gao in the rebel-held north with injuries sustained in the French offensive against Islamist insurgents, a Red Cross official said Wednesday."At the hospital in Mopti, we have 71 people wounded following the fighting in Konna," a town 70 kilometres (45 miles) north of Mopti that was briefly seized by Islamists last week, said regional Red Cross official Germain Mwehu, reached by telephone from Dakar.He did not specify if the wounded were fighters or civilians.
PESHAWAR, July 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): After the rising fake degree cases among the parliamentarians, now some eighty six new false academic degrees cases have been revealed in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa educational department.
PESHAWAR, July 07, 2010 (Frontier Star): After the rising fake degree cases among the parliamentarians, now some eighty six new false academic degrees cases have been revealed in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa's educational department.