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Definition of the verb throw out

What does throw out mean as a doing phrase?

verb - inflections: threw out, throwing out, thrown out, throws out

  1. force to leave or move out
  2. throw or cast away
  3. remove from a position or office
  4. bring forward for consideration or acceptance
  5. cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of throw out: dismiss

Alternative definition of the verb throw out


  1. [idiomatic] To discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.
  2. [idiomatic] To dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.
  3. [idiomatic] To offer an idea for consideration.

Specialised definition of the verb throw out

Glossary of sports / baseball

to retire an opponent by throwing the ball to a fielder at the base to which the opponent is running (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Phrases with throw out

  1. throw out of kilter
  2. to throw out

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for throw out

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Google previewDigestive Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2016)

by Isaac Livingstone Asamoah

Throw out: To get rid of something that you do not want or need. E.g. We must usually throw out all our old magazines. 4677. Throw out: To make someone leave a place, school, or organization, especially because they have done something ...

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

fling fed up with, to be sick of 2 to throw something away Alternative ivords: to throw out. tiresome adjective to discard, to reject, to bin (informal) Alternative words: irritating, annoying. thrust verb trying, boring, dull, annoying Alternative words: ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1828)

Throw out our eyes for brave Othello, Even till we make th' aerial blue An indistinct regard. Shakspeare. To repose.—In time of temptation be not busy to dispute, but rely upon the conclusion, and throw yourself upon God, and contend not with ...

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Quotes about throw out

I hope they're going to learn, and as a result of our response, that it isn't going to work. They're not going to change our life, they're not going to have us throw out our Constitution, and they're not going to chase us out of the Middle East. (Paul Bremer)
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