throw+away

  • 1 throw away — (v.) late 14c., to reject, cast from oneself, from THROW (Cf. throw) (v.) + AWAY (Cf. away). More literal meaning of dispose of as useless, release from one s possession as unneeded is first recorded 1520s. Throw away (adj.) is first recorded… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 2 throw away — (something) to fail to use an opportunity. Milton threw away his chance of promotion by being late almost every day. It s a chance to audition for the Metropolitan Opera don t throw it away. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of throw away… …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 3 throw away — [v1] dispose of abandon, cast, cast off, chase, clear, discard, dismiss, dispense with, ditch*, drop*, dump*, eject, eliminate, evict, extrude, free oneself of, get rid of, jettison, junk*, lose, refuse, reject, rid oneself of, scrap*, shake off* …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 throw away — ► throw away 1) discard as useless or unwanted. 2) waste or fail to make use of (an opportunity or advantage). Main Entry: ↑throw …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 throw away — hrow away v. t. 1. to discard. [PJC] 2. to waste or squander. [PJC] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 throw away — index abandon (relinquish), dislodge, dispel, jettison, relinquish Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 throw away — verb 1. throw or cast away (Freq. 5) Put away your worries • Syn: ↑discard, ↑fling, ↑toss, ↑toss out, ↑toss away, ↑chuck out, ↑cast aside …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 throw away — or throw out 1) PHRASAL VERB When you throw away or throw out something that you do not want, you get rid of it, for example by putting it in a rubbish container. [V n P] I never throw anything away... [V P n (not pron)] I m not advising you to… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 throw away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms throw away : present tense I/you/we/they throw away he/she/it throws away present participle throwing away past tense threw away past participle thrown away 1) throw away or throw out to get rid of something… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 throw away — v. (D; tr.) ( to squander ) to throw away on (to throw away one s money on gambling) * * * [ θrəʊə weɪ] (D; tr.) ( to squander ) to throw away on (to throw away one s money on gambling) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 throw-away — 1. n. a flyer or handbill. □ The hrow away announced a big, city wide TGIF. □ I passed out the throw aways, but not many people would take them. 2. n. a comedian’s quickly uttered one line joke. □ He tossed off his best throw away of the eveni …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 12 throw away — verb a) To discard (trash, garbage, or the like), to toss out, to put in the trash, to dispose of. He wanted to throw away the cup, but he couldnt find a trash can. b) To waste …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 throw-away — 1. noun a) any printed material that need not be kept after being read b) a flyer 2. adjective designed to be thrown away See Also …

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  • 14 throw away — transitive verb Date: 1530 1. a. to get rid of as worthless or unnecessary b. discard 2b 2. a. to use in a foolish or wasteful manner ; squander b. to fail to take advantage of ; waste < throw away an opportuni …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 throw away — phr verb Throw away is used with these nouns as the object: ↑chance, ↑garbage, ↑money, ↑rubbish, ↑trash, ↑vote, ↑wrapper …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 throw away — throw a·way || θrəʊ‚ə weɪ cast, toss; waste, squander …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 throw away — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abjure, blow, blunder away, boot out, bounce, brush aside, cashier, cast, cast aside, cast away, cast off, cast out, chuck, chuck out, consume, contemn, contradict, declaim, decline, deep six, defenestrate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 throw away — {v.} 1. To get rid of as unwanted or not needed; junk. * /Before they moved they threw away everything they didn t want to take with them./ * /I never save those coupons; I just throw them away./ Syn.: THROW OUT. 2. To waste. * /The senator… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 19 throw away — {v.} 1. To get rid of as unwanted or not needed; junk. * /Before they moved they threw away everything they didn t want to take with them./ * /I never save those coupons; I just throw them away./ Syn.: THROW OUT. 2. To waste. * /The senator… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 20 throw\ away — v 1. To get rid of as unwanted or not needed; junk. Before they moved they threw away everything they didn t want to take with them. I never save those coupons; I just throw them away. Syn.: throw out 2. To waste. The senator criticized the… …

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