dispose of

[dispose of] {v.} 1. To throw away; give away, or sell; get rid of.

John's father wants to dispose of their old house and buy a new one.

The burglars had difficulty in disposing of the stolen jewelry.

2. To finish with; settle; complete.

The boys were hungry, and quickly disposed of their dinner.

The committee soon disposed of all its business.

3. To destroy or defeat.

The champion disposed of the other fighter by knocking him out in the second round.

Our planes disposed of two enemy planes.