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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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Uninsured children in Southwestern states and in Hispanic and African-American families were most likely to go without medical care, according to a report released in August by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Plainsboro, N.
Instead 24% said they would rather go without a second bathroom or en suite, 23% would sacrifice their conservatory and 16% would rather be without a spare bedroom.
Young says a six hour or longer school day is too long for children to go without breaks and substantial physical activity, especially with obesity rates soaring.
Alternative keyboards, puff switches for those who cannot use a mouse, screen readers, talking word processors, and voice recognition software all help to provide computer and Internet access for people who would otherwise go without.
TV presenters Sarah Heaney and Dougie Donnelly and pop stars The Proclaimers are among stars who have agreed to go without food in the name of charity.
Most workers go without meat and fish, and often without milk.
American children would be "forced to remain in poor and unsafe housing" and "go without basic housing needs"; disabled children would be forced into "institutions"; children will go without immunizations, without food even.
And in summer, when no seals are to be had, the bears simply go without eating.
I love my dogs and would sooner go without myself than see them go without.
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.
People renting council houses are the most likely to have to go without one of the five items most people take for granted.
Underinsured adults are almost as likely as the uninsured to go without needed medical care and to incur medical debt.
For the next six games, when they must go without a DH in National League ballparks, they'll barely notice the difference.