Meaning of “throw sth away/out” in the English Dictionary

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"throw sth away/out" in British English

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throw sth away/out

phrasal verb with throw uk /θrəʊ/ us /θroʊ/ verb threw, thrown

B1 to get rid of something that you do not want any more:

So when are you going to throw away those old magazines?

More examples

  • The next time she's late home, I'll throw her dinner away. That'll show her!
  • Don't throw those bottles away - they'll come in handy for the picnic next Sunday.
  • This meat is rather high - shall I throw it out?
  • Sort out any clothes you want to throw away and give them to me.
  • She carried out her threat to throw away any clothes that were left on the floor.

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

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