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throw sth away

phrasal verb with throw
 
 
/θrəʊ/ verb [T] ( past tense threw, past participle thrown)
GET RID OF B1 to get rid of something that you do not want any more: He read the magazine and then threw it away. Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
WASTE OPPORTUNITY to waste a skill or opportunity: You've spent three years studying - don't throw it all away.Wasting
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