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throw someone or something over someone or something

to toss someone or something over someone or something; to lay someone or something across someone or something. The wrestler picked his opponent up and threw him over the referee. He threw his opponent over the ropes.
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throw someone over

to end a romance with someone. Jane threw Bill over. I think she met someone she likes better. Bill was about ready to throw her over, so it's just as well.
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throw someone over (for someone else)

to break up with a lover in order to take another lover. Sarah threw Jason over for Larry. She threw over Jason for Walter.
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throw over

Reject, abandon, as in They'd lived together for a year when she suddenly threw him over and moved out. This idiom, possibly alluding to throwing something or someone overboard, was first recorded in 1835.
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throw over

v.
1. To overturn someone or something forcefully: The kids threw the cart over. A strong gust of wind threw over the sailboat.
2. To abandon someone or something: She threw over her boyfriend of four years. He threw over the company he founded and moved to a ranch.
3. To reject someone or something: She threw over our idea, calling it ridiculous. They wanted us to implement the new policy, but we threw it over.
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