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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theythrow away
he/she/itthrows away
present participlethrowing away
past tensethrew away
past participlethrown away
  1. 1

    throw away


    throw out

    to get rid of something that you no longer want, for example by putting it in a dustbin

    Have you thrown the papers away?

    I threw away all the broken toys.

  2. 2
    to waste something such as an opportunity or an advantage, for example by doing something silly

    They lost the game after throwing away a two-goal lead.

See also main entry: throw


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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