throw out


Definition of throw out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to remove from a place, office, or employment usually in a sudden or unexpected mannerb :  to get rid of as worthless or unnecessary

  3. 2 :  to give expression to :  utter threw out a remark … that utterly confounded him — Jean Stafford

  4. 3 :  to dismiss from acceptance or consideration :  reject the testimony was thrown out

  5. 4 :  to make visible or manifest :  display the signal was thrown out for the … fleet to prepare for action — Archibald Duncan

  6. 5 :  to leave behind :  outdistance

  7. 6 :  to give forth from within :  emit

  8. 7a :  to send outb :  to cause to project :  extend

  9. 8 :  confuse, disconcert automobiles in line blocking the road … threw the whole schedule out — F. D. Roosevelt

  10. 9 :  to cause to stand out :  make prominent

  11. 10 :  to make a throw that enables a teammate to put out (a base runner)

throw out the baby with the bathwater

  1. :  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?

15th Century

First Known Use of throw out

15th century

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to cast off or become cast off

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