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throw out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. expel, throw out, kick outverb

    force to leave or move out

    "He was expelled from his native country"

  2. discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put awayverb

    throw or cast away

    "Put away your worries"

  3. oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out, expelverb

    remove from a position or office

    "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"

  4. advance, throw outverb

    bring forward for consideration or acceptance

    "advance an argument"

  5. dismiss, throw outverb

    cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration

    "This case is dismissed!"


  1. throw outverb

    To discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.

  2. throw outverb

    To dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.

  3. throw outverb

    To offer an idea for consideration.


  1. throw out

    To throw out generally means to dispose of, discard, or remove something from a particular place. It can also refer to rejecting or dismissing an idea, proposal or can be used to describe forcefully or abruptly sending something outward. The term can also be used in a legal context, referring to a court deciding not to consider a case or claim.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of throw out in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of throw out in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of throw out in a Sentence

  1. Dana Gunders:

    Nobody wakes up in the morning wanting to waste food, but it happens in little bits and pieces, we are so price-sensitive in the store, but when we get home and eventually throw out a quarter of the cheese we just bought, we don't realize that's another $1.50.

  2. Jessica Marsden:

    When we look back at 2020, I think we should see it as a dry run or a first draft of an attempt to throw out free and fair election results, these bills are a part of that story, but disinformation that we have seen spread in a coordinated way about what happened in 2020 is another part of that story, and we should not take our eye off that ball as we move through 2022 and 2023 and sort of start gearing up for the 2024 election in earnest.

  3. New York:

    In a story as old as America, a powerful man does n’t get the press coverage he wants, and then wonders whether the press has too much freedom, revisiting New York Times v. Sullivan is about as close as you can come to saying throw out the 1st Amendment.

  4. Zdenek Hrib:

    I refused, and I told him that here we dont throw out guests we invited, so the ambassador rushed out himself.

  5. Steve Scalise:

    This is a dangerous kind of game she is playing, she needs to stop doing this because we’ve seen where this goes if they try to demonize their opponents. It seems that’s like all they know how to do is throw out distractions.

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    a male servant (especially a footman)
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