from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as frog, 4 .

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A discard, rejection.
  • noun An item that is thrown out to an audience or crowd, usually for dramatic effect.
  • noun soccer An overarm throw of the ball from a goalkeeper.
  • noun baseball A put-out caused by a throw to a base of a fielded ground ball.
  • noun A folded paper in a publication, such as a book or a greeting card, that is intended to be unfolded for use outside the normal form factor of the publication.
  • noun machinery A mechanism to rapidly disengage a portion of a machine from the source of its motion, as an automotive clutch.


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  • Vivi, deciding that they should use a half-bred unregistered throw-out as their entry to the sales, had bought one from a knacker's yard for peanuts; a bay with a white star, common as dirt.

    The Elvis Latte Allie Dresser 2010

  • The lesson here is throw-out unused prescriptions, and be suspicious if your Xanax-munching friend keeps talking up impromptu trips to Disney World.

    The Battle Of The Biggest Killer: Prescription Drugs V. Illegal Drugs - The Consumerist 2008

  • At the end of the day it is the content that pulls in the people, so I am surprised that these platforms think they can just throw-out a framework and hope quality content will magically appear.

    New answers and more questions regarding the upcoming virtual world Blue Mars Bettina Tizzy 2009

  • It would have been so much easier for Mr. Obama and his auto task force chiefs Tim Geithner and Steve Rattner to throw-out Bob Nardelli of Chrysler; he's not well-known and his company, now privately-owned, has been in trouble for so many years that his being forced-out seems a foregone conclusion anyway.

    Steve Parker: World car makers - What now? 2009

  • True accountability would help to improve our economy and throw-out those who seek office only to enrich themselves at the taxpayers expense, but in reality, such an endeavor may be a pipe-dream, albeit one many of us share and hope for each and every day of our lives!

    Obama's Win ; How It Will Change the Leadership and Future of the Democratic Party; With Poll 2008

  • "The only thing we felt was the Blue Grass was a throw-out," says Pletcher, referring to the fact that a very fast Keeneland track played to front-running Sinister Minister's blazing speed. - Pletcher has stable pair for chance at elusive win 2006

  • Also doing more nuptial organisation hair, flowers, makeup, girlie stuff, blah, furious exercise, having a huge throw-out of all my old too-big clothes and sketching out/researching my next book which will be a novel.

    So shoot me.... Rachel 2007

  • Interestingly, on the site there is a section on ‘mythic beast sighting’1 which depicts a mapinguari, as cited on in a leaked script throw-out.

    'The Lost Experience': What in the name of Alvar Hanso is going on? | 2006

  • Cash strapped Delta wants to throw-out the pilot's contract and impose pay and benefit cuts.

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2006 2006

  • We have plenty of data in recent decades concerning rainfall, CO2 concentrations, and temperatures in the area of proxies, so updated proxy analysis could confirm, call into question, or completely throw-out the window the assumptions used in reconstructions about the relationship of ring width vs temperature.

    Bristlecone dC13 « Climate Audit 2005


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