dispose Definition

  • 1get rid of by throwing away or giving or selling to someone else
  • 2arrange in a particular position or order
  • 3inclined or willing to do something

Using dispose: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dispose" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He disposed of the old car.

  • Example

    She disposed of her house and moved to the countryside.

  • Example

    The company disposed of its waste in an environmentally friendly way.

  • Example

    The furniture was disposed around the room.

dispose Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using dispose

  • dispose of (someone or something)

    to kill or destroy someone or something


    The assassin was hired to dispose of the target.

  • dispose of (something) once and for all

    to finally get rid of something


    I need to dispose of this clutter once and for all.

  • dispose of (something) at a premium

    to sell something for a high price


    He was able to dispose of his antique collection at a premium.

Phrases with dispose

  • to get rid of something


    I need to dispose of these old clothes.

  • dispose to/toward(s)

    to have a tendency or inclination towards something


    He is disposed to help others.

  • to take care of oneself, especially in terms of health


    She makes sure to dispose of herself by eating healthy and exercising regularly.

Origins of dispose

from Old French 'disposer', meaning 'arrange'


Summary: dispose in Brief

The verb 'dispose' [dɪˈspəʊz] means to get rid of something by throwing it away, giving it away, or selling it. It can also mean to arrange something in a particular position or order. Additionally, it can describe being inclined or willing to do something. Examples include 'He disposed of the old car,' and 'The furniture was disposed around the room.' Phrases like 'dispose of oneself' and idioms like 'dispose of (someone or something)' add further nuance to the term.

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