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English noun: discard

1. discard (object) anything that is cast aside or discarded

Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

2. discard (act) (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit

Broader (hypernym)abandonment

Part meronymcard game, cards

Domain categorycard game, cards

3. discard (act) getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable

Synonymsthrowing away

Broader (hypernym)abandonment

Narrower (hyponym)staging

English verb: discard

1. discard (possession) throw or cast away

SamplesPut away your worries.

Synonymscast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)get rid of, remove

Narrower (hyponym)abandon, close out, de-access, deep-six, dump, give it the deep six, jettison, junk, liquidize, retire, scrap, sell out, sell up, trash, unlearn, waste

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