do\ away\ with

1. To put an end to; stop.

The teachers want to do away with cheating in their school.

The city has decided to do away with overhead wires.

Compare: rid of
2. To kill; murder.

The robbers did away with their victims.

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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