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 for Dispatched
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Ere we put ourselves in arms, dispatch we
              The business we have talked of.       --Shak.
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              [The] harvest men . . . almost in one fair day
              dispatcheth all the harvest work.     --Robynson
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     2. To rid; to free. [Obs.]
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              I had clean dispatched myself of this great charge.
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     3. To get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily.
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              Unless dispatched to the mansion house in the
              country . . . they perish among the lumber of
              garrets.                              --Walpole.
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     4. To send off or away; -- particularly applied to sending
        off messengers, messages, letters, etc., on special
        business, and implying haste.
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              Even with the speediest expedition
              I will dispatch him to the emperor's cou??. --Shak.
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     5. To send out of the world; to put to death.
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              The company shall stone them with stones, and
              dispatch them with their swords.      --Ezek. xxiii.
     Syn: To expedite; hasten; speed; accelerate; perform;
          conclude; finish; slay; kill.
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