throw out

throw out
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. a. to remove from a place, office, or employment usually in a sudden or unexpected manner b. to get rid of as worthless or unnecessary 2. to give expression to ; utter <
threw out a remark…that utterly confounded him — Jean Stafford
3. to dismiss from acceptance or consideration ; reject <
the testimony was thrown out
4. to make visible or manifest ; display <
the signal was thrown out for the…fleet to prepare for action — Archibald Duncan
5. to leave behind ; outdistance 6. to give forth from within ; emit 7. a. to send out b. to cause to project ; extend 8. confuse, disconcert <
automobiles in line blocking the road…threw the whole schedule out — F. D. Roosevelt
9. to cause to stand out ; make prominent 10. to make a throw that enables a teammate to put out (a base runner)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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