throw over

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

  1. (transitive) to end a romantic/sexual relationship with.
    • 1901, H G Wells, Mr Skelmersdale in Fairyland
      The girl he was engaged to at Clapton Hill tried to get it out of him, and threw him over partly because he refused, and partly because, as she said, he fairly gave her the "'ump."

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