discard
I. verb Date: circa 1586 transitive verb 1. to get rid of especially as useless or unwanted <
a pile of discarded tires
>
2. a. to remove (a playing card) from one's hand b. to play (any card except a trump) from a suit different from the one led intransitive verb to discard a playing card • discardable adjectivediscarder noun Synonyms: discard, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean to get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless <
discard old clothes
>
. cast especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation <
cast off her friends
>
. shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless and encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster <
shed a bad habit
>
<
finally sloughed off the depression
>
. scrap and junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent form <
scrap all the old ways
>
<
would junk our educational system
>
. II. noun Date: 1744 1. a. the act of discarding in a card game b. a card discarded 2. one that is cast off or rejected

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