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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cast away mean? 

CAST AWAY (verb)
  The verb CAST AWAY has 1 sense:

1. throw or cast away

  Familiarity information: CAST AWAY used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

CAST AWAY (verb)

Sense 1cast away [BACK TO TOP]


Throw or cast away

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning


cast aside; toss away; throw away; toss out; discard; chuck out; cast away; dispose; put away; cast out; throw out; fling; toss

Context example:

Put away your worries

Hypernyms (to "cast away" is one way to...):

get rid of; remove (dispose of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "cast away"):

unlearn (discard something previously learnt, like an old habit)

de-access (dispose of by selling)

liquidize; sell out; sell up (get rid of all one's merchandise)

abandon (forsake, leave behind)

pension off; retire (dispose of; as of old clothes)

dump (throw away as refuse)

waste (get rid of)

junk; scrap; trash (dispose of (something useless or old))

jettison (throw away, of something encumbering)

deep-six; give it the deep six (toss out; get rid of)

close out (terminate by selling off or disposing of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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