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  1. dis·pose
    IPA[dəˈspōz]
  2. verb

    • 1. get rid of by throwing away or giving or selling to someone else:

      people now have substantial assets to dispose of after their death whose responsibility is it to dispose of scrap materials?
    • 2. kill; destroy:

      all of them have been efficient in disposing of their rivals by deadly means
    • 3. overcome (a rival or threat):

      team members were buoyant after they disposed of the champions
    • 4. consume (food or drink) quickly or enthusiastically:

      she watched him dispose of a large slice of cheese
    • 5. bring (someone) into a particular frame of mind:

      prolactin is released, disposing you toward sleep personalities that dispose them to be uncooperative and egotistic
    • 6. arrange in a particular position:

      the chief disposed his attendants in a circle
    • 7. determine the course of events:

      the city proposed, but the unions disposed
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: dispose, 3rd person present: disposes, gerund or present participle: disposing, past tense: disposed, past participle: disposed

    • verb

      get rid of by throwing away or giving or selling to someone else:

      kill:

    • adjective

      inclined or willing:

      having a specified attitude to or toward:

    • adjective

      inclined or willing:

      having a specified attitude to or towards:

    • adjective

      unfriendly or unsympathetic:
    • adjective

      having a positive, sympathetic, or friendly attitude toward someone or something:
    • adjective

      unfriendly or unsympathetic:
    • adjective

      having a positive, sympathetic, or friendly attitude towards someone or something:
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