(plural throw outs)
- Alternative form of throw-out.
(third-person singular simple present throws out, present participle throwing out, simple past threw out, past participle thrown out)
- (idiomatic) To discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.
- Just throw out that pen if it doesn't write anymore.
- They decided to throw out the idea because it would have been too expensive.
- (idiomatic) To dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.
- The board threw the man out, because he wouldn't cooperate and agree with their plans to remodernize the facility.
- The ushers threw the woman out of the auditorium, because she kept shouting out insults to the guest of honor when he made his speech.
- (idiomatic) To offer an idea for consideration.
- Let me throw this out there - how about if we make the igloo out of butter? Would that work?
- A discard, rejection.
- An item that is thrown out to an audience or crowd, usually for dramatic effect.
- (soccer) An overarm throw of the ball from a goalkeeper.
- (baseball) A put-out caused by a throw to a base of a fielded ground ball.
- (paper engineering) 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.
- (machinery) A mechanism to rapidly disengage a portion of a machine from the source of its motion, as an automotive clutch.