- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see do, without.
- (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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