Commentary: Includes: DISPOSE OF. Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DISPOSE (of) NP2[theme]; NP1 may be present or implied.
NOTE: Compare to Sense 3: in Sense 1, there is a loss of possession of NP2 by NP1, or in the case of an absent NP1, NP2 changes possession.
For any business, find out which materials people dispose the most.
The mixture that accumulates in sumps is classified as a sludge and
must be properly disposed.
This borrower sold or disposed the home a year ago.
If equipment is disposed, the transaction is recorded in the
Imagination disposes of everything and it creates all things good.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DISPOSE NP2
Inflammation disposed the valves to yield to the pressure of the blood.
Love disposes us to do good.
If your perspective disposes you to disagree with Dowd, at least you can be forewarned.
Becoming insensitive to insulin disposes you to diabetes and obesity.
The medicine disposes you toward sleep.
Your education disposes you for this job.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5
Commentary: Includes: DISPOSE OF
NOTE: May include an abstract action or process as thing settled.
After we have disposed of the unfinished business, we'll dine.
The court disposed of the same number of cases in 2006 as 2005.
After they have disposed of the day's business, they pass the
afternoon in song.
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
The government proposed, but the trade union movement disposed.
Man proposes, God disposes.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4