throw out


  • He rushed out and throwed the rope around Deacon Sypher
    He rushed out and throwed the rope around Deacon Sypher
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v throw out cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration "This case is dismissed!"
    • v throw out bring forward for consideration or acceptance "advance an argument"
    • v throw out throw or cast away "Put away your worries"
    • v throw out remove from a position or office "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
    • v throw out force to leave or move out "He was expelled from his native country"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The amount of aluminum that Americans throw out in three months is enough to rebuild all American commercial planes
    • Throw out to cast out, to reject, to expel: to emit, to utter carelessly, to cause to project: to put into confusion, to confuse: to distance, leave behind
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  • Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
    Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
    “She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.”
  • Scott Mcnealy
    Scott Mcnealy
    “In a start-up company, you basically throw out all assumptions every three weeks.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Junk is something you keep for years and then throw out two weeks before you need it.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; none out of ten have the inclination.”


Throw the baby out with the bath water - If you get rid of useful things when discarding inessential things, you throw the baby out with the bath water.
Throw your toys out of the pram - To make an angry protest against a relatively minor problem, in the process embarrassing the protester. The analogy is with a baby who throws toys out of the pram in order to get their parent to pay attention to them. The implication in the idiom is that the protester is acting like a baby.


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


In literature:

I baited my hook wid a small, wigglin', live, minnow and throwed out into de water.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Come, get out of this house or I'll throw you out.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
This is entirely owing to the disuse of those muscles, which corsets throw out of employ.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
A few embers were smouldering on the hearth, sufficient to throw out a dim light.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
One evening I stepped to the door to throw out a washbasin of water and saw a large dog standing there.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
I'm goin' to throw thim out in th' back yard.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
So Ned called out, trying to throw as much of authority in his voice as was possible at the time.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
What could I throw out?
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
Come on over to the field and watch me throw out a bait for suckers.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
There was something in the cool, windy air, fresh from the lively bay, that made Charley himself throw out his chest and step lively.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin

In poetry:

Gather quickly
Out of darkness
All the songs you know
And throw them at the sun
Before they melt
Like snow
"Bouquet" by Langston Hughes
These reply to us in sadness,
We throw out our wings in gladness,
But the boys go by in sadness,
No boys are here.
"Where are the Boys" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Don't think that there's any grave here,
Or that I'll come and throw you out…
I myself was too much given
To laughing when one ought not.
"Much Like Me" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
But Oh, my mother! I would hear thee now:
Speak to me now from out the heavens above me!
Speak as when round me thou thine arms didst throw,
And thy dear kisses fondly said, "I love thee!"
"My Mothers Grave" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Give him, she said, something of yours as a charm.
Throw him, she said, some poor thing you alone claim.
No, no, I cried, he hates me; he is out for harm,
And whether I yield or not, it is all the same.
"The Dream" by Louise Bogan
She strives to pierce the blackness, and looser throws the rein;
Her steed must breast the waters that dash above his mane;
How gallantly, how nobly, he struggles through the foam,
And see, in the far distance shine out the lights of home!
"A Legend of Bregenz" by Adelaide Anne Procter

In news:

Lawyers for Florida A&M University have asked a judge to throw out the Robert Champion Jr hazing lawsuit.
Except when you're finished making tea, you drink the tea and throw out the leaves.
As in throwing out accusations without any proof.
That's the ballot measure to throw out the state's new law recognizing same-sex marriage.
CNN's Susan Roesgen reports a judge throws out the conviction of one of the Jena 6, but he may still be charged in juvenile court.
If the court throws out the whole law, "it's going to be absolute chaos," said US Rep Kurt Schrader, D-Canby.
It's Time to Throw Out the Thanksgiving Leftovers .
Roosevelt Tarlesson, 61, right, salvages and throws out books that were meant to be sent to a refugee camp in Liberia .
Under the heading, "Never throw out good leftovers," here's a Q & A with questions we didn't get to answer in last week's chat session.
NCAA throws out Memphis ' Final Four run.
Robinson will throw out the first pitch before Game 3 of the NLDS at Nationals Park.
Judge refuses to throw out charges against former BP engineer.
A federal judge has refused to throw out one of two obstruction of justice charges an ex-engineer for energy company BP faces after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Posada to throw out first pitch Friday.
INTERVIEWS Radiohead Might " Throw Out " New Album.

In science:

The surprise is that trimming (which amounts to ‘throwing out information’) makes the underlying rank-3 structure much more apparent.
Matrix Completion from a Few Entries
Throwing out these computable sequences doesn’t come near to doing the job.
Maybe there's no such thing as a random sequence
Since there are only a countable number of formulas, we’re throwing out a countable collection of sets of measure 0, so the sequences that remain—the random sequences, should form a set of full measure.
Maybe there's no such thing as a random sequence
We will represent derivatives with respect to τ with the dot notation and we will throw out barred notation for nondimensional variables.
Relativistic Springs
We throw out the coalesced state and remember T .
How to Couple from the Past Using a Read-Once Source of Randomness