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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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Around one in six people polled said they regularly went without heating to keep costs down, while one in 50 said they always did this and half said they did so occasionally.
Synopsis: Gallup Polls in 29 sub-Saharan African countries reveal how often residents went without enough to eat before the recent food price hikes.
-- As African Union representatives meet this week to discuss the growing threat of hunger and malnutrition in Africa, Gallup Polls in 29 sub-Saharan African countries provide a measure of how often residents went without enough to eat before the recent food price surges.
For example, more than half of the underinsured (54%) went without needed care during the year, failed to fill a prescription, or failed to visit a physician for a medical problem.
Officials at Symphony Hall said they were relieved the delivery went without a hitch as they aim to have the organ completely installed for the hall's 10th anniversary in 2001.
'It went unbelievably smoothly and we are absolutely delighted it went without a hitch because there was no chance to have a dummy run,' said a spokeswoman.
More than half reported experiencing headaches on the days they went without caffeine, the researchers note.
They went without and did not complain they did what was right for the country, first of all the people during the Second World war and after did the right thing because they had fought for something that was a just cause.
They went without as we handed over to the people of Germany billions of pounds to feed and also rebuild their economy, monies that were never repaid by the way, these people who endured so much are now well into their 80s, and I wonder if he is preparing them to share the burden again as we rebuild our own economy.