throw sth away Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “throw sth away” in the English Dictionary

"throw sth away" in British English

See all translations
(Definition of throw sth away from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"throw sth away" in Business English

See all translations

throw sth away

phrasal verb with throw uk   us   /θrəʊ/ verb [T] (threw, thrown)
ENVIRONMENT to get rid of something you do not want any more: US ​consumersthrow away around 100 ​billionplastic bags ​annually.
See also
to ​waste an ​opportunity because of ​behaving in a particular way: throw away a career/chance/an opportunity She threw away a promising ​politicalcareer by daring to speak out against her ​party.
(Definition of throw sth away from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of throw sth away?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“throw sth away” in Business English

    Word of the Day

    costume

    the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

    Word of the Day

    I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
    I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
    by Kate Woodford,
    February 10, 2016
    On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

    Read More 

    farecasting noun
    farecasting noun
    February 08, 2016
    predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

    Read More