Phrasal verb: throw away

  1. throw something away
    Transitive, Separable
    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?

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