throw out

verb

Definition of throw out

1 a : to remove from a place, office, or employment usually in a sudden or unexpected manner
b : to get rid of as worthless or unnecessary
2 : to give expression to : utter
  • threw out a remark … that utterly confounded him
  • —Jean Stafford
3 : to dismiss from acceptance or consideration : reject
  • the testimony was thrown out
4 : to make visible or manifest : display
  • the signal was thrown out for the … fleet to prepare for action
  • —Archibald Duncan
5 : to leave behind : outdistance
6 : to give forth from within : emit
7 a : to send out
b : to cause to project : extend
8 : confuse, disconcert
  • automobiles in line blocking the road … threw the whole schedule out
  • —F. D. Roosevelt
9 : to cause to stand out : make prominent
10 : to make a throw that enables a teammate to put out (a base runner)
throw out the baby with the bathwater
transitive verb
: 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?

First Known Use of throw out

15th century



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