eighty-six was our Word of the Day on 04/20/2017. Hear the podcast!
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Synonymscashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unload
Related Wordsabandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe out
Near Antonymsadopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain
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