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First Known Use of deep-six
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
Definition of deep six
Origin and Etymology of deep six
First Known Use: 1929See Words from the same year
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