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live without

To survive or get by without something to which one is accustomed or feels dependent upon. Most of my friends can't imagine living without their phones, but I can go for days at a time without looking at mine. A: "You mean there won't be any Wi-Fi for the whole trip?" B: "Yep. We'll just have to live without for a week." People lived without television for most of human existence—I'm sure we can manage for a day or two.
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live without something

to survive, lacking something. I just know I can't live without my car. I am sure we can live without vegetables for a day or two.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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