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throw out (2)

Meaning: to force somebody to leave something like a club, a college or school, an organisation, etc.

Synonym: expel (formal)

For example:

  • be thrown out If anybody causes trouble or starts a fight, they'll be thrown out of the club.

  • throw sb out He knew they'd throw him out of the drug treatment centre if he used drugs again.

Quick Quiz:

Did you hear about Marcus? He was thrown out of college for
  1. missing too many classes
  2. sneezing in the library
  3. cheating on his girlfriend

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