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go without

To proceed without something. The phrase can stop at "without" or be followed by a noun or pronoun that one needs. If you don't get home in time for dinner, then you'll just have to go without. I can't go without food for much longer—we need to stop for lunch soon.
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go without (someone or something)

to manage without a particular type of person or thing. I can't go without a doctor much longer. I need a doctor now. I simply can't go without. We can go without food for only so long.
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go without

 and do without
to manage while not having any of something that is needed; to not have any of something. We were a poor family and usually went without. I didn't have enough money to buy a new coat so I did without.
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go without

v.
To proceed without the benefit of something that one needs: The children went without any shoes for several months. We were always well taken care of and never went without.
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Less than one per cent said they would be prepared to go without nights with their mistress to save money, claims extra-marital dating website IllicitEncounters.
It should also go without saying that nutritious food is part of their medical care so they can regain their strength and get back to full health.
About 28 per cent of people admit they run out of cash at least once a week, leading to them having to go without treats, according a survey for the Alliance & Leicester, in which 2,000 people were questioned.
As a result, some of the unemployed may decide to go without health insurance, either because they cannot afford it or because they fail to qualify for public insurance programs, such as Medicaid.
The patients in the Jaffray Hospital had to go without hot food for almost a day yesterday when the ovens in the kitchens failed to work.
She was told she must have lost them and would have to pay for new ones or go without.
In addition, even with incentives, many people may still decide to go without healthcare unless it is a requirement.
com Around 12 per cent of families are hoping to save money by not taking a holiday abroad this year, while 27 per cent of parents said they would go without nights out with friends to cut costs.
I'd rather go without myself than disappoint my family.
For those who struggle to make ends meet, knowing how to manage money effectively can mean the difference between being able to provide for medicine for your family or having to go without.
Now, nobody likes to see county employees' pooches and pussycats go without treatment.
Cliftonville players will go without wages if the Reds are awarded a place in this season's Intertoto Cup.
Every year another million people go without health insurance, even though there are a number of affordable health insurance options.
THEY must be the most stressed-out bunch in showbusiness, sitting for half an hour every Friday night, keeping their fingers crossed that no one says anything libellous and hoping against hope that just one episode can go without a hitch.
Andrew Girvan, of NCH Scotland, said: "For those who struggle to make ends meet, knowing how to manage money effectively can mean the difference between being able to provide food or medicine for your family or having to go without.