throw away

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throw away (third-person singular simple present throws away, present participle throwing away, simple past threw away, past participle thrown away)

  1. (transitive) To discard (trash, garbage, or the like), to toss out, to put in the trash, to dispose of.
    He wanted to throw away the cup, but he couldn't find a trash can.
    Don't throw the newspaper away, it goes in the recycle bin!
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To waste, to squander.
    Voting for a third-party candidate sometimes feels like throwing your vote away.
    The team threw away its chance at the semifinals.
  3. (American football, slang) To intentionally throw an incomplete pass.

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