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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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Gallup surveyed citizens in 14 of the 16 (Gallup did not survey Lesotho and Swaziland) countries in attendance at the AU-NEPAD conference in 2006 and 2007 and found a median percentage of 28% saying they'd gone without enough to eat several times or more over the past year.
ONE in 10 people in Scotland have gone without medicine, food or electricity because of poverty, it is claimed.
Union officials say employees they represent have gone without raises for three to five years because of the county's massive budget crisis.
Recent publicity about the starting salaries of new associates at Boston law firms being in the range of $140,000/year, has not gone without notice.
The years the game has gone without a full-time, permanent commissioner will hit five this fall.
For example, over the past two years more than four in ten adults (44%) say that either they themselves have gone without insurance or are financially responsible for a child or another adult who has gone without insurance.
This is the longest period Southern has gone without seeking rate relief since the 1970s.
The settlement also allows Yankee Gas to maintain its base rates until the end of fiscal year 2000, resulting in an eight-year period in which Yankee Gas will have gone without an increase in its base rates.