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throw away

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of throw away

  1. 1 to get rid of as useless or unwanted I should throw away that torn shirt Synonyms of throw away cashier, 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), discard, throw out, toss, unloadWords Related to throw away abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms of throw away adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain

  2. 2 to use up carelessly if you buy a high-end computer, you'll just be throwing away money on a bunch of features you'll never use Synonyms of throw away blow, dissipate, fiddle away, fritter (away), lavish, lose, misspend, run through, spend, squander, waste, trifle (away)Words Related to throw away splurge; consume, deplete, exhaust, impoverish, overspend, shoot; indulge, overindulge; disburse, expend, lay outNear Antonyms of throw away economize, scrimp, skimp; preserve, protect, save; hoard, lay upAntonyms of throw away conserve


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