throw away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v throw away get rid of "he shed his image as a pushy boss","shed your clothes"
    • v throw away throw or cast away "Put away your worries"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each year, Americans throw away 25 trillion Styrofoam cups
    • Throw away to lose by neglect or folly, to spend in vain, to reject
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Quotations

  • Confucius
    Confucius
    “Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.”
  • Swedish Proverb
    Swedish Proverb
    “Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze.”
  • George Herbert
    George%20Herbert
    “Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path.”
  • Robert A. Cook
    Robert A. Cook
    “We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages -- we don't throw it away all at once.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. thráwan, to turn, to twist; Ger. drehen, to twist, L. torquēre.

Usage

In literature:

Don't throw your shots away on the bushes!
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
No man has a right to throw away life, my Lord, and you have much left to live for.
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
They must cling to the means of an honest maintenance, and not throw away such an employment as hers.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
I will not, for I should have to throw away the core.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Positively I must throw away the key of that room; its very presence in my desk makes me the victim of visions.
"The Forsaken Inn" by Anna Katharine Green
Soon after dusk the soldiers were ordered to throw away their "smokes" and either go below or lie flat upon the decks.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
You might as well use them as to throw them away.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Far away on the horizon William Bales was throwing stones bitterly at the still retreating sea.
"Once a Week" by Alan Alexander Milne
Remove dry, throw away the oil that remains and clean the saucepan.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
Mamma says it's a shame for her uncle to allow her so much money to throw away!
"Peggy-Alone" by Mary Agnes Byrne
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In poetry:

We will show the world how England
Has no dross to spend in war;
When she throws away her soldiers,
They are soldiers to the core.
"In The Artillery" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
I heard her say: "I could not live
An hour without you"; heard her say:
"My life is in your hands to keep,
To keep, or just to throw away."
"Young Love" by Richard Le Gallienne
From his fierce eyes, flashes of rage he throws,
As from black clouds when lightning breaks away,
Transported, thinks himself amidst his foes,
And absent yet enjoys the bloody day;
"The Disabled Debauchee" by Lord John Wilmot
"For poetry he's past his prime:
He takes an hour to find a rhyme;
His fire is out, his wit decay'd,
His fancy sunk, his Muse a jade.
I'd have him throw away his pen;—
But here's no talking to some men!"
"Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D." by Jonathan Swift
Durin' the Army--got his trade o' surgeon there--I own
To-day a finger-ring Doc made out of a Sesesh bone!
An' glued a fiddle one't far me--jes' all so busted you
'D a throwed the thing away, but he fixed her as good as new!
"Doc Sifers" by James Whitcomb Riley
O youths who are sowing wild oats! do you know
That the terrible seed you are planting will grow?
Have you thought how your God will require some day
An account of the life you are throwing away?
Have you thought, O rash youth?
"Wild Oats" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Leben runs in and throws big punches as Rosholt backs away.
Americans throw away $165B of food annually.
Many parents who have watched their children throw away their opportunities in life may wish they had expressed themselves in similar terms.
Throw away that cold pizza you brought for lunch today.
Don't throw away your turntable just yet.
Auburn defensive tackle Angelo Blackson (98) pressures Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray (11) into throwing the ball away Saturday, Nov 10, 2012, in Auburn, Ala.
The researchers say we may be wasting many health care dollars by throwing away good medicine.
The average family uses one of these for about 8 years before throwing it away.
What's the value of the food we throw away.
He's a big-bodied forward who likes to throw his weight around and smart enough to get away with it.
Many yard materials that we clip, rake and throw away before winter can be useful to help wildlife to survive the season.
Sometimes, I don't want to throw things away, even though I'm not using them.
An apple a day keeps anyone away if you throw it hard enough.
So throw away those Post-Its, pull out your iPad and download these apps.
How to Throw Away Negativity.
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In science:

Problem (i) is avoided by throwing away the small number of edges that receive a label shared by few other edges.
Random walks on quasirandom graphs
If we throw away all edges that receive a label which is used less that ǫn2/L2 times then the total number of edges thrown away is less than 3ǫn2/L as there are at most 3L edges in each block.
Random walks on quasirandom graphs
We are allowed to choose between them, adding one of them to the graph and throwing away the other.
The Power of Choice for Random Satisfiability
In line with the operational motivation for the introduction of the positive formalism, we should throw away as much information as possible in the transition, without diminishing the physical interpretability.
A positive formalism for quantum theory in the general boundary formulation
To throw away a second root of F n,q , or more precisely to throw away a root of Λ(Z ), this time around let prime denote the twisted Z -derivative at z .
Galois theory on the line in nonzero characteristic
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