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dispose of

[ dih-spohz ]SEE DEFINITION OF dispose of

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French disposer (13c.) "arrange, order, control, regulate" (influenced in form by poser "to place"), from Latin disponere "put in order, arrange, distribute," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + ponere "to put, place" (see position). Related: Disposed; disposing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISPOSE OF

unburden

adjectiveget rid of
  • clear
  • confess
  • confide
  • disburden
  • discharge
  • disclose
  • disencumber
  • dispose of
  • divulge
  • dump
  • ease
  • empty
  • get off one's chest
  • lay bare
  • let hair down
  • lighten
  • lose
  • out with it
  • own
  • relieve
  • relinquish
  • reveal
  • shake
  • shake off
  • tell all
  • throw off
  • unbosom
  • unload
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