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verb dispose pronunciation in British English /dɪˈspəʊz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydispose
he/she/itdisposes
present participledisposing
past tensedisposed
past participledisposed
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phrasal verb

dispose of

[transitive]
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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 your litter thoughtfully.
  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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