throw over

verb

threw over; thrown over; throwing over; throws over

transitive verb

1
: to forsake despite bonds of attachment or duty
2
: to refuse to accept : reject

Examples of throw over in a Sentence

if the U.S. Senate throws over the treaty, the President's prestige will be in shambles
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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of throw over was in 1835

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“Throw over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throw%20over. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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