to do without

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Without \With*out"\, prep. [OE. withoute, withouten, AS.
   wi[eth]?tan; wi[eth] with, against, toward + ?tan outside,
   fr. ?t out. See With, prep., Out.]
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   1. On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without
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            Without the gate
            Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein.
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   2. Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.
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            Eternity, before the world and after, is without our
            reach.                                --T. Burnet.
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   3. Not with; otherwise than with; in absence of, separation
      from, or destitution of; not with use or employment of;
      independently of; exclusively of; with omission; as,
      without labor; without damage.
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            I wolde it do withouten negligence.   --Chaucer.
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            Wise men will do it without a law.    --Bacon.
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            Without the separation of the two monarchies, the
            most advantageous terms . . . must end in our
            destruction.                          --Addison.
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            There is no living with thee nor without thee.
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   To do without. See under Do.

   Without day [a translation of L. sine die], without the
      appointment of a day to appear or assemble again; finally;
      as, the Fortieth Congress then adjourned without day.

   Without recourse. See under Recourse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Do \Do\, v. i.
   1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.
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            They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . .
            the law and commandment.              -- 2 Kings
                                                  xvii. 34.
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   2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how
      he did; how do you do to-day?
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   3. [Perh. a different word. OE. dugen, dowen, to avail, be of
      use, AS. dugan. See Doughty.] To succeed; to avail; to
      answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be
      found, he will make this do.
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            You would do well to prefer a bill against all kings
            and parliaments since the Conquest; and if that
            won't do; challenge the crown.        -- Collier.
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   To do by. See under By.

   To do for.
      (a) To answer for; to serve as; to suit.
      (b) To put an end to; to ruin; to baffle completely; as, a
          goblet is done for when it is broken. [Colloq.]
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                Some folks are happy and easy in mind when their
                victim is stabbed and done for.   --Thackeray.

   To do withal, to help or prevent it. [Obs.] "I could not do
      withal." --Shak.

   To do without, to get along without; to dispense with.

   To have done, to have made an end or conclusion; to have
      finished; to be quit; to desist.

   To have done with, to have completed; to be through with;
      to have no further concern with.

   Well to do, in easy circumstances.
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