do away with - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theydo away with
he/she/itdoes away with
present participledoing away with
past tensedid away with
past participledone away with
  1. 1
    do away with something to get rid of something

    A lot of the restrictions on imports have been done away with.

  2. 2
    do away with someone informal to murder someone

    There were rumours that Doug had done away with his wife.

See also main entry: do