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throw a fit
throw a spanner in the works
throw a wrench
throw back
throw by
throw caution to the wind
throw cold water on
throw down
throw down the gauntlet
throw good money after bad
throw in
throw in at the deep end
throw in lot with
throw in the sponge
throw in the towel
throw in with
Throw lathe
throw light on

throw away definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" [syn: discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away]
2: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes" [syn: shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop]

Merriam Webster's

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 opportunity> 3. to make (as a line in a play) unemphatic by casual delivery

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

or throw out 1. 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. I never throw anything away... I'm not advising you to throw away your makeup or forget about your appearance. PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V P n (not pron) 2. If you throw away an opportunity, advantage, or benefit, you waste it, rather than using it sensibly. Failing to tackle the deficit would be throwing away an opportunity we haven't had for a generation... We should have won. We threw it away. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), V n P see also throwaway

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

1. Lose, spend in vain, waste. 2. Relinquish, give up, cast off, throw by, throw or heave overboard, cast to the winds. 3. Reject.

Moby Thesaurus

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, deny, despise, detrude, disapprove, discard, discharge, disclaim, discount, disdain, dismiss, disown, dispel, dispose of, disregard, dissipate, ditch, do away with, dump, eighty-six, eject, eliminate, except, exclude, expel, exterminate, extrude, fling off, fool away, forswear, fritter, gamble away, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give away, give the hook, go through, grimace, ham, ham it up, hang the expense, heave out, ignore, jettison, jilt, junk, kick downstairs, kick out, lavish, liquidate, mug, obtrude, oust, out-herod Herod, overact, overdramatize, part with, pass by, pass up, purge, push aside, put out, rant, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to consider, reject, remove, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, roar, run through, scatter, scout, scrap, seize the day, shake off, shed, shoo, shove away, slather, slough, sow broadcast, spout, spurn, squander, throw money around, throw off, throw out, throw over, throw overboard, thrust out, toss out, toss overboard, trifle away, turn away, turn out, underact, waive


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