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English definition of “throw sth away”

throw sth away

phrasal verb with throw
 
 
/θrəʊ/ verb [T] (threw, thrown)
ENVIRONMENT to get rid of something you do not want any more: US consumers throw away around 100 billion plastic bags annually. → See also throw sth out
to waste an opportunity because of behaving in a particular way: throw away a career/chance/an opportunity She threw away a promising political career by daring to speak out against her party.
(Definition of throw sth away from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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