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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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From time to time, consider a family project that involves going without some convenience.