from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.
  • v. To dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.
  • v. To offer an idea for consideration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. force to leave or move out
  • v. throw or cast away
  • v. bring forward for consideration or acceptance
  • v. remove from a position or office
  • v. cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration


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  • The one piece of information he did throw out was that Mr. and Mrs. Van Slyke's marriage wasn't made in heaven.

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  • And the hole coming at me, couldn't throw out my hands to take the fall, grayness … blackness.

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  •  Crossly she bit her lip, fuming in silence until they were clear of the town, the powerful car carrying them swiftly through the suburbs, where houses of all shapes and designs jostled one another, the scent of lime trees heavy on the evening air, when Raschid pressed the button to wind down his window and throw out the stub of the thin cigar he had been smoking.

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