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(Definition of “throw sth away” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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throw sth away

phrasal verb with throw uk /θrəʊ/ us 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.
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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)