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English verb: throw out

1. throw out (social) force to leave or move out

SamplesHe was expelled from his native country.

Synonymsexpel, kick out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)ban, ban, banish, banish, banish, bar, blackball, boot out, cast out, chuck out, debar, deliver, deport, deport, eject, exclude, exile, expatriate, extradite, ostracise, ostracize, relegate, shun, suspend, turf out, turn out

2. throw out (possession) throw or cast away

SamplesPut away your worries.

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

3. throw out (social) remove from a position or office

SamplesThe chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds.

Synonymsboot out, drum out, expel, kick out, oust

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)remove

Narrower (hyponym)depose, excommunicate, force out

4. throw out (communication) bring forward for consideration or acceptance

SamplesAdvance an argument.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)advise, propose, suggest

5. throw out (communication) cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration

SamplesThis case is dismissed!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

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