throw sb over Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “throw sb over” in the English Dictionary

"throw sb over" in British English

See all translations

throw sb over

old-fashioned informal
phrasal verb with throw uk   /θrəʊ/  us   /θroʊ/ verb (threw, thrown)
to ​finish a ​relationship with someone and ​start one with another ​person: She ​threw him over for a ​richer man.
(Definition of throw sb over from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “throw sb over”
in Chinese (Simplified) 甩掉,抛弃(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 甩掉,拋棄(某人)…
What is the pronunciation of throw sb over?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“throw sb over” in British English

Word of the Day


A studious person enjoys studying or spends a lot of time studying.

Word of the Day

Tree huggers and climate change deniers
Tree huggers and climate change deniers
by Colin McIntosh,
October 08, 2015
The climate debate is one that has predictably generated a large amount of new vocabulary, some of it originally specialized scientific terminology that has been taken up by the media and is now common currency. Some of these terms are new additions to the Cambridge English Dictionary. The two opposing sides in

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More