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cast aside

1. To physically move something that is blocking one's path. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "aside." Sorry there's so much junk in here right now—just cast those books aside and have a seat.
2. To ignore, overlook, or reject someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "aside." Of course I'm not trying to cast you aside, you're my best friend! I simply haven't had time to call you this week. To attempt that daring jump on your bike, you'll need to cast aside your fears.
See also: aside, cast

cast someone aside

 and cast someone off; cast someone away
Fig. to dispose of someone; to reject or discard someone. He simply cast his wife aside, and that was it.
See also: aside, cast

cast something aside

 and cast something off; cast something away
to throw something away. You can't just cast aside a new coat that you've only worn once.
See also: aside, cast

cast aside

1. To throw or push something or someone out of the way: I cast my coat aside so that he could sit down. She cast aside the boxes in front of the door.
2. To reject or disregard something or someone: The commander cast aside all caution and ordered the troops to charge the fort. I knew you would cast me aside once you became famous.
See also: aside, cast
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The study of 2,000 children in the region, aged between four and 11, showed they want to cast aside their games consoles and TVs in favour of spending more time outdoors, but 'dirt phobic' parents object.
It is well known that religious habits were cast aside decades ago, but is it well known that what the habit stood for has also disappeared?
Straight out of Utah, the Mecca of the Mormon religion, The Used cast aside conservatism and deliver a powerful sonic counter reaction.
Shared grounds work well in Europe and it's time to cast aside tribal objections and accept this would benefit both clubs
Long regarded as second-class citizens by the life insurance industry, even though they found solutions for cases the mainline companies cast aside, the BGAs morphed into sophisticated back-room operations that allowed the companies to shed the cost of expensive support services.
The DNC declined to make Dean available to The Advocate to comment on this story, but spokesman Damien LaVera says there is no concentrated effort to cast aside outspoken candidates who favor same-sex marriage or take other controversial stands.
In reviewing the Paul Martin prime ministerial era, one is struck by the number of pledges and promises that have been broken and cast aside in the time between his campaign for leadership of the Liberal party and the present.
As the years go by the punk rock roots that many folks once displayed proudly are often cast aside in an effort to conform to whatever "age-appropriate" attitude and sound seems to fit
They have cast aside the words, "Faith of our Fathers, Holy Faith, we will be true to thee till death.
With the Carl Sagan Academy having opened its doors the Humanist community should examine the public school system and determine if the values inherent in it are worth saving or if a system prized for uniting and educating diverse individuals should be cast aside in favor of charter schools that have been shown to produce poor academic results and stratified learning while creating a restrictive learning environment.
The craggy-faced Agujetas looks desolate and wild as he sings about being cast aside like a piece of broken furniture.