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

    I’ve thrown out my old boots.

  2. 2
    to force someone to leave a place or group
    throw someone out of something:

    She threw him out of the house.

    Anybody who cheats will be thrown out of the team.

  3. 3
    if someone in authority throws out a plan, proposal etc, they refuse to accept it

    The judge threw out their claim.

  4. 4
    to produce something such as heat or light

    My torch threw out enough light to see the path.

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