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go without

To proceed or endure 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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However, in cities, many blacks turn to emergency rooms as their main primary-care provider; and in rural areas, they often go without care.
And in summer, when no seals are to be had, the bears simply go without eating.
Karl Fulcher: "If people can do without cigarettes for a few hours, surely they can go without alcohol too.
I love my dogs and would sooner go without myself than see them go without.
The study conducted by Gazelle.com showed that 15 percent people would choose a romance-free weekend rather than go without their iPhone, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Her wisdom teaching me to go without, to live within my means, however painful or little and to put something away for a rainy day.
MARRIED men would rather go without holidays and a new car than give up their mistress, says a survey.
Hazlitt wrote: "It is hard to go without one's dinner through sheer distress, but harder still to go without one's breakfast.
"Teachers are doing everything they can to ensure that children in their charge don't go without, but they are battling against an inefficient system, which the Government must take responsibility for remedying."
More than three quarters would pose nude, while 89 per cent said they would go without sex for a year in exchange for the money.
They vowed to go without posh food or pop, televisions and music for the night - and forced themselves to eat a diet of semicooked pasta and instant soup.
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.
IT should go without saying that hospital patients recovering from illness and operations should be given a wholesome diet.
"I can't imagine how children, in this day and age, can go without this very basic need.