throw out

a) To discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.

Just throw out that pen if it doesnt write anymore.

b) To dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.

They decided to throw out the idea because it would have been too expensive.


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  • throw out — index discharge (dismiss), dislodge, displace (remove), eject (evict), eject (expel) …   Law dictionary

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  • throw-out — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: throw out 1. : an act or instance of throwing out 2. : one that is rejected or discarded the attack on the government was led by envious throw outs George Orwell the throw outs of ten generations, hou …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms throw out : present tense I/you/we/they throw out he/she/it throws out present participle throwing out past tense threw out past participle thrown out 1) same as throw away 1) I ve thrown out my old boots. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • throw out — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. discharge, throw away, reject; see discard , oust . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. throw away, dispose of, dump, discard, scrap, cast off, dispense with, junk, jettison. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To let go or get …   English dictionary for students

  • throw out — 1) see throw away 1) 2) PHRASAL VERB If a judge throws out a case, he or she rejects it and the accused person does not have to stand trial. [V P n (not pron)] The defense wants the district Judge to throw out the case. [Also V n P] 3) PHRASAL… …   English dictionary

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