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verb dispose pronunciation in American English /dɪˈspoʊz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledisposing
past tensedisposed
past participledisposed
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phrasal verb

dispose of

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theydispose of
he/she/itdisposes of
present participledisposing of
past tensedisposed of
past participledisposed of
  1. 1
    dispose of something to get rid of something that you no longer need or want
    Please dispose of all litter in the containers provided.
  2. 2
    dispose of something to remove something such as a problem by dealing with it successfully
    Most complaints can be disposed of pretty quickly.
  3. 3
    dispose of someone to kill someone
  4. 4
    dispose of someone to defeat someone in a game, competition, etc.
    Ghana had disposed of Togo with a 1–0 victory.


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