dispose vs dispose of :

dispose or dispose of

If you want to get rid of your stuff you may dispose of it on Freecyle or Craigslist. A great many people mistakenly dispose of the “of” in this phrase, writing sentences like “Dispose your unwanted mail in the recycling bin.” You can also use “dispose of” to mean “deal with” (“you can dispose of your royalties as you see fit”) or “demolish an opposing argument” (“the defense attorney disposed of the prosecutor’s case in less than five minutes”). “Dispose” without “of” works differently, depending on the meaning. Whereas to dispose of your toy soldiers you might take them to a pawnshop, to dispose your toy soldiers you would arrange them for battle. Most politicians are disposed to talk at length.

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  • v  give, sell, or transfer to another
    She disposed of her parents' possessions
  • v  throw or cast away
  • v  make receptive or willing towards an action or attitude or belief
  • v  place or put in a particular order
    the dots are unevenly disposed
  • v  make fit or prepared

  • v  deal with or settle
News & Articles

    An unidentified worker with Juszczak Construction prepares to dispose of a wooden plank on Friday from the old Fineman’s Department Store in downtown Chester.
    June 22, 2013 - The East Liverpool Review
  • Redstone Arsenal begins search for buried chemical weapons
    Redstone Arsenal is preparing to uncover and dispose of buried chemical weapons.  Their search is set to start in August.
    June 21, 2013 - WAFF 48 News Huntsville
  • Mobile Co. Gets Grant Money to Dispose of Hazardous Wastes
    Mobile County is hoping a $700,000 will help dispose of household waste. The county received the money as a part of a grant. It will fund community events to dispose...
    June 20, 2013 - NBC 15 Mobile