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 Dictionary entry overview: What does throw away mean? 

  The verb THROW AWAY has 2 senses:

1. throw or cast away
2. get rid of

  Familiarity information: THROW AWAY used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1throw away [BACK TO TOP]


Throw or cast away

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning


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

Context example:

Put away your worries

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

get rid of; remove (dispose of)

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

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)

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

close out (terminate by selling off or disposing of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2throw away [BACK TO TOP]


Get rid of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


cast off; throw off; shed; shake off; throw away; throw; cast; drop

Context examples:

he shed his image as a pushy boss / shed your clothes

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

remove; take; take away; withdraw (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract)

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

exuviate; molt; moult; shed; slough (cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers)

abscise (shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue)

exfoliate (cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters)

autotomise; autotomize (cause a body part to undergo autotomy)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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