do without

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do without (third-person singular simple present does without, present participle doing without, simple past did without, past participle done without)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see do,‎ without.
  2. (usually transitive) to manage despite the lack of
    If you are prepared to do without a break in the summer, we could have a really good skiing holiday in winter.
    During the Great Depression, she learned to do without.
    We don't do without breakfast now that we have these portable yogurts.

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