English version

dispense with something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdispense with something phrasal verb formalNEEDto not use or do something that people usually use or do, because it is not necessary Ann suggested that they dispense with speeches altogether at the wedding.dispense with somebody’s services (=no longer employ someone) Let’s dispense with the formalities (=speak openly and directly), shall we? dispense→ See Verb table
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dispense with somebody’s servicesI ventured on one or two occasions to suggest that he might find some way of dispensing with her services.The club now have no option but to dispense with his services.There was never any question of dispensing with the services of an emperor.Being able to dispense with the services of an interpreter is a big incentive to fluency.I hope he won't be too wary about dispensing with the services of some of those announcers - and quick.
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Verb table
dispense
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydispense
he, she, itdispenses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydispensed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dispensed
he, she, ithas dispensed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dispensed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dispense
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dispensed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dispensing
he, she, itis dispensing
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you, we, theyare dispensing
Past
I, he, she, itwas dispensing
you, we, theywere dispensing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dispensing
he, she, ithas been dispensing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dispensing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dispensing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dispensing
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