English version

dispose of something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdispose of something phrasal verb1 GET RID OFto get rid of something, especially something that is difficult to get rid of an incinerator built to dispose of toxic waste2 to sell something, especially part of a business I am still not sure how best to dispose of the shares.3 DEAL WITH formal to deal with something such as a problem or question successfully Your idea at least disposes of the immediate problem.4 BEAT/DEFEATto defeat an opponent Two goals by Raúl disposed of Barcelona. dispose→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dispose of Nuclear waste can cause serious damage to the environment if not disposed of properly.Please dispose of this wrapper carefully.
From Longman Business Dictionarydispose of something phrasal verb [transitive]1to get rid of something that is no longer needed or wantedWe charge customers as little as DM50 to dispose of an old computer terminal.2COMMERCEFINANCEto sell an assetMost of those properties will be disposed of over the next five years. dispose→ See Verb table
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Verb table
dispose
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydispose
he, she, itdisposes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydisposed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave disposed
he, she, ithas disposed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad disposed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dispose
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have disposed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam disposing
he, she, itis disposing
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you, we, theyare disposing
Past
I, he, she, itwas disposing
you, we, theywere disposing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been disposing
he, she, ithas been disposing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been disposing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be disposing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been disposing
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