from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. to abandon; to betray. Cf. To throw overboard, under Overboard.
- transitive v. to abandon the cause of; to desert; to discard.
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We'll get some material from a blanket tree to throw over his head, so he can't see us and can't transform us, or we can hold the hypno-gourd in front of his face.
Giulietta came to her for advice, saying that she longed to throw over Count Gallenberg for “that beautiful horrible Beethoven ” if it were not such a come-down.”
That he resented the purpose, as he supposed, of the Taft Administration to throw over his policies, I do not doubt, although there are letters in existence which indicate that he still had courteous if not friendly relations with President Taft.