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English definition of “discard”

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.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere [I or T] to get rid of a card you are holding during a card gameActions involved in playing cards

discard

noun [C] uk   /dɪˈskɑːd/ us    /-ˈskɑːrd/
in a card game, a card that you have got rid ofActions involved in playing cards
(Definition of discard from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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