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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dispatch  \Dis*patch"\  (?;  224),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Dispatched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dispatching}.]  [OF. 
  despeechier  F.  d['e]p[^e]cher;  prob.  from  pref.  des-  (L. 
  dis-)  +  (assumed)  LL  pedicare  to  place  obstacles  in  the  way 
  fr  L.  pedica  fetter,  fr  pes,  pedis,  foot.  See  {Foot},  and 
  cf  {Impeach},  {Despatch}.]  [Written  also  {despatch}.] 
  1.  To  dispose  of  speedily,  as  business;  to  execute  quickly; 
  to  make  a  speedy  end  of  to  finish;  to  perform. 
 
  Ere  we  put  ourselves  in  arms,  dispatch  we  The 
  business  we  have  talked  of  --Shak. 
 
  [The]  harvest  men  .  .  .  almost  in  one  fair  day 
  dispatcheth  all  the  harvest  work  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  2.  To  rid;  to  free  [Obs.] 
 
  I  had  clean  dispatched  myself  of  this  great  charge. 
  --Udall. 
 
  3.  To  get  rid  of  by  sending  off  to  send  away  hastily. 
 
  Unless  dispatched  to  the  mansion  house  in  the 
  country  .  .  .  they  perish  among  the  lumber  of 
  garrets.  --Walpole. 
 
  4.  To  send  off  or  away  --  particularly  applied  to  sending 
  off  messengers,  messages,  letters,  etc.,  on  special 
  business,  and  implying  haste. 
 
  Even  with  the  speediest  expedition  I  will  dispatch 
  him  to  the  emperor's  cou??.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  send  out  of  the  world;  to  put  to  death. 
 
  The  company  shall  stone  them  with  stones,  and 
  dispatch  them  with  their  swords.  --Ezek.  xxiii. 
  47. 
 
  Syn:  To  expedite;  hasten;  speed;  accelerate;  perform; 
  conclude;  finish;  slay;  kill. 




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