throw out

threw out; thrown out; throwing out; throws out

Definition of throw out

transitive verb

1a : 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
7a : 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
: to discard or lose something useful or beneficial in the process of discarding or rejecting something unwanted

Examples of throw out in a Sentence

the player was thrown out of the game after assaulting the ref 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Throw out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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