- throw something away
Meaning: to dispose of (transitive, separable)
Example: We threw away our old furniture when we moved to a new house.
I am moving to Ecuador next week, and I have to throw many things away before I go!
Some people have difficulty throwing things away. These people are called “hoarders.” An estimated 2-5 % of people are diagnosed as having a hoarding problem. These people must sometimes go to a therapist to stop the behavior. Do you have trouble throwing things away?