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1    If you have something at your disposal, you are able to use it whenever you want, and for whatever purpose you want. If you say that you are at someone's disposal, you mean that you are willing to help them in any way you can.  
at one's disposal      phrase   usu PHR after v, v-link PHR  
Do you have this information at your disposal?..., If I can be of service, I am at your disposal.     
2       n-uncount   Disposal is the act of getting rid of something that is no longer wanted or needed.  
oft n N, N of n  
...methods for the permanent disposal of radioactive wastes.     

bomb disposal     
Bomb disposal is the job of dealing with bombs which have not exploded, by taking out the fuse or by blowing them up in a controlled explosion.      n-uncount   usu N n  
...an Army bomb disposal squad.     
garbage disposal        ( garbage disposals    plural  ) A garbage disposal or a garbage disposal unit is a small machine in the kitchen sink that breaks down waste matter so that it does not block the sink.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use waste disposal     
waste disposal        ( waste disposals    plural  ) A waste disposal or a waste disposal unit is a small machine in a kitchen sink that chops up vegetable waste.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use garbage disposal     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    clearance, discarding, dumping     (informal)   ejection, jettisoning, parting with, relinquishment, removal, riddance, scrapping, throwing away  
2    arrangement, array, dispensation, disposition, distribution, grouping, placing, position  
3    assignment, bequest, bestowal, consignment, conveyance, dispensation, gift, settlement, transfer  
4    as in at one's disposal      authority, conduct, control, determination, direction, discretion, government, management, ordering, regulation, responsibility  

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