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throw overboard
throw pillow
throw rug
throw stick
throw the baby out with the bath water
throw to the wolves
throw together
throw up
throw up one's hands
throw weight
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thrown and twisted
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throwaway definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture" [syn: cast-off, discarded, throwaway, thrown-away]
2: intended to be thrown away after use; "throwaway diapers" n
1: (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets [syn: street arab, gamin, throwaway]
2: an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers" [syn: circular, handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwaway]
3: words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1903 1. one that is or is designed to be thrown away: as a. a free handbill or circular b. a line of dialogue (as in a play) de-emphasized by casual delivery; especially a joke or witticism delivered casually 2. something made or done without care or interest 3. a child who has been forced to leave home or who has run away from indifferent or hostile parents II. adjective Date: 1928 1. designed to be thrown away ; disposable <throwaway containers> 2. written or spoken (as in a play) in a low-key or unemphatic manner <throwaway lines> 3. nonchalant, casual 4. marked by a tendency to discard things ; overly wasteful <a throwaway society>

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. A throwaway product is intended to be used only for a short time, and then to be thrown away. Now they are producing throwaway razors. ADJ: ADJ n 2. If you say that someone makes a throwaway remark or gesture, you mean that they make it in a casual way, although it may be important, or have some serious or humorous effect. ...a throwaway remark she later regretted... ADJ: ADJ n

Moby Thesaurus

castaway, castoff, consumable, deep six, discard, discarding, disposable, disposal, dumping, elimination, expendable, jettison, junking, no-deposit, refuse, reject, rejectamenta, rejection, removal, replaceable, scrapping, spendable


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