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throw out

transitive verb

Definition of throw out

  1. 1a :  to remove from a place, office, or employment usually in a sudden or unexpected mannerb :  to get rid of as worthless or unnecessary

  2. 2 :  to give expression to :  utter <threw out a remark…that utterly confounded him — Jean Stafford>

  3. 3 :  to dismiss from acceptance or consideration :  reject <the testimony was thrown out>

  4. 4 :  to make visible or manifest :  display <the signal was thrown out for the…fleet to prepare for action — Archibald Duncan>

  5. 5 :  to leave behind :  outdistance

  6. 6 :  to give forth from within :  emit

  7. 7a :  to send outb :  to cause to project :  extend

  8. 8 :  confuse, disconcert <automobiles in line blocking the road…threw the whole schedule out — F. D. Roosevelt>

  9. 9 :  to cause to stand out :  make prominent

  10. 10 :  to make a throw that enables a teammate to put out (a base runner)

throw out the baby with the bathwater

  1. :  to discard or lose something useful or beneficial in the process of discarding or rejecting something unwanted



Examples of throw out in a sentence

  1. <the player was thrown out of the game after assaulting the ref>

  2. <would you mind if I threw out that leftover pizza that's been in the fridge for two weeks?>



15th Century

First Known Use of throw out

15th century



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