throw out
  • i noun IPA: /ˈθɹəʊ ˌaʊt/
  • i verb IPA: /ˌθɹəʊ ˈaʊt/

throw out (plural throw outs)

  1. Alternative form of throw-out

throw out

  1. (idiomatic) To discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.
    Just throw out that pen if it doesn't write anymore.
    They decided to throw out the idea because it would have been too expensive.
  2. (idiomatic) To dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.
    The board threw the man out, because he wouldn't cooperate and agree with their plans to remodernize the facility.
    The ushers threw the woman out of the auditorium, because she kept shouting out insults to the guest of honor when he made his speech.
  3. (idiomatic) To offer an idea for consideration.
    Let me throw this out there – how about if we make the igloo out of butter? Would that work?
  4. To produce in a haphazard fashion.
    This program keeps throwing out errors.
  5. (transitive) To emit.
  6. (transitive) To utter carelessly.
    to throw out a remark
  7. (transitive) To cause to project.
  8. (transitive) To put into a state of confusion.
  9. (transitive) To outdistance; to leave behind.
Synonyms Translations
  • Italian: buttare via, gettare via, scartare

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