discard

When you discard something, you get rid of it. If your closet is overflowing with clothes you haven't worn since 1992, why not discard some of them?

When the verb discard first entered the English language in the sixteenth century, it referred to card playing and meant “to throw a card away.” Discard is still used to describe getting rid of unlucky cards, but today, you’ll also hear it used in a broader sense — we discard, or throw away, things that are undesirable or no longer useful. You might discard a worn out shoe, for example.

Definitions of discard
  1. noun
    anything that is cast aside or discarded
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    type of:
    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
  2. noun
    getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable
    synonyms: throwing away
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    types:
    staging
    getting rid of a stage of a multistage rocket
    type of:
    abandonment
    the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
  3. noun
    (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
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    type of:
    abandonment
    the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
  4. verb
    throw or cast away
    synonyms: cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out
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    unlearn
    discard something previously learnt, like an old habit
    deep-six, give it the deep six
    toss out; get rid of
    jettison
    throw away, of something encumbering
    junk, scrap, trash
    dispose of (something useless or old)
    waste
    get rid of
    dump
    throw away as refuse
    retire
    dispose of (something no longer useful or needed)
    abandon
    forsake; leave behind
    liquidize, sell out, sell up
    get rid of all one's merchandise
    de-access
    dispose of by selling
    close out
    terminate by selling off or disposing of
    chuck, ditch
    throw away
    dispense with
    forgo or do or go without
    forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard, waive
    lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    consign
    commit forever; commit irrevocably
    type of:
    get rid of, remove
    dispose of
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