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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 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, unloadRelated Words abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms 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 blow, dissipate, fiddle away, fritter (away), lavish, lose, misspend, run through, spend, squander, waste, trifle (away)Related Words splurge; consume, deplete, exhaust, impoverish, overspend, shoot; indulge, overindulge; disburse, expend, lay outNear Antonyms economize, scrimp, skimp; preserve, protect, save; hoard, lay upAntonyms conserve


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