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discard

verb uk   /dɪˈskɑːd/ us    /-ˈskɑːrd/
[T] to throw something away or get rid of it because you no longer want or need it: Discarded food containers and bottles littered the streets. [I or T] to get rid of a card you are holding during a card game

discard

noun [C] uk   /dɪˈskɑːd/ us    /-ˈskɑːrd/
in a card game, a card that you have got rid of
Translations of “discard”
in Korean 버리다…
in Arabic يَرمي, يَنبُذ…
in French jeter…
in Turkish (işe yaramayan şeyi) atmak, ıskartaya çıkarmak…
in Italian scartare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拋棄,扔掉, 出(牌)…
in Russian выбрасывать…
in Polish wyrzucać, odrzucać…
in Spanish desechar, deshacerse de…
in Portuguese descartar, desfazer-se de, jogar fora…
in German ausrangieren…
in Catalan llençar…
in Japanese ~を捨てる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抛弃,扔掉, 出(牌)…
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