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cast away

1. To discard, dispose of, reject, or renounce something or someone. After the divorce, I cast away all mementos from my marriage that were still in the house. The new dictator immediately cast away everyone in the government, replacing them with his personal supporters. I cast away my faith in religion after my wife died.
2. To waste, misuse, or be frivolous with, as of money or resources. The CEO cast away the company's earnings on his own lavish lifestyle. The new director wanted to make an entirely different film, so all that time and work we put into the project have been cast away.
3. Of a ship or sailors, to shipwreck or maroon e.g. on a deserted island. The small fishing vessel, largely destroyed by the storm, was cast away on a tiny piece of land in the middle of the Pacific. The pirates cast away the crew in the lifeboats and made off with their ship and its contents.
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cast away

1. Also, cast aside. Discard, reject, as in He picked a book, then cast it aside, or She cast away all thoughts of returning home. [Early 1400s]
2. Squander, waste, as in She cast away a fortune on jewelry. Shakespeare used this idiom in King John (2:1): "France, hast thou yet more blood to cast away?" [Early 1500s]
See also: away, cast
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However, whilst Cast Away wasn't based on one specific case in general, there are many cases through history that are similar.
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"The staff have thoroughly enjoyed the project and will likely be doing it next year although we're reluctant to cast away this year's batch of trees because they look so lovely!" The recycled Christmas tree project was the brainchild of the school's art coordinator Naomi Brennan.
Disposing of long-held possessions can pull on the heart strings, but planning in advance will help you focus on what you want to keep and what you need to cast away as you start your new life.
He said if he was cast away on a desert island the three things he would want with him would be a radio, an attractive lady, and a copy of the Daily Post.
All you have to do is tell us - Tom Hanks stars in Cloud Atlas but what was the name of his volleyball companion in Cast Away? Was it: a) Smith, b) Wilson or c) Jones.
The Saudi Monarch also indicated that the decision taken by GCC leaders to become a federation during the 32nd GCC Summit would provide prosperity and cast away evils against the nation.
Later, at the Academy Hollywood afterparty, Zemeckis said that some of his advisers and partners were a little worried about his doing another plane crash pic, after "Cast Away" in 2000.
Summary: Tom Hanks has starred in many iconic films in the past 30 years, but when pushed to name his favourite, he said it was Cast Away.
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Cast Away, which starred Tom Hanks, topped a poll by Lovefilm.