Phrasal Verbs

throw away

This page is about the phrasal verb throw away


to get rid of something you don't want, usually by putting it in a rubbish bin or a garbage can


throw out, discard

For example

  • throw away sth Are you sure you want to throw away those old books and magazines? Why don't you try to sell them on eBay?

  • throw sth away I've got too many old clothes. I should throw some of them away.

Nouns often used as objects with throw away: junk, rubbish, garbage, old clothes, old furniture

Quick Quiz

People only throw away things that

a. they really like

b. they don't want

c. they can't afford

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