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throw sth out

phrasal verb with throw
 
 
/θrəʊ/ verb [T] (threw, thrown)
if a court or other authority throws out a claim, decision, plan, etc., it refuses to accept it: throw out a case/lawsuit/charge The case was thrown out of court due to lack of evidence. throw out a conviction/verdict/decision The disciplinary committee threw out his appeal.
ENVIRONMENT to get rid of something you do not want any more: Much of the food that stores throw out is still edible. →  See also throw sth away
to produce something such as ideas or questions in large quantities: Members of the team threw out ideas.
Translations of “throw sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 擺脫, 丟棄,扔掉…
in Russian выбрасывать…
in Turkish atmak, atıp kurtulmak, çöpe atmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 摆脱, 丢弃,扔掉…
in Polish wyrzucać coś…
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