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throwing away

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the getting rid of whatever is unwanted or useless
  • the throwing away of her old stuffed animals marked the beginning of her mental preparation for an independent life as a college student

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throwing away

verb
present participle of throw away

Synonyms & Antonyms of throwing away (Entry 2 of 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

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“Throwing away.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/throwing%20away. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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