cast aside

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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
References in classic literature ?
He screamed in agony for a moment-then something snapped and Tarzan cast him aside, a limp and lifeless thing.
Because she refused to do what she was told--to stop loving her son, to cast him aside.
However in the aftermath of the accident, there were calls that Lone's family should have cast him aside, viewing him as a 'useless' hindrance.
But UKIP's complete failure to cast him aside and shut the story down will linger the length of the general election - because they just don't get it.
His fellow creatures cast him aside and won't let poor Rudolph play in their reindeer games.
Let's hope Hodgson does not cast him aside and turn to the next big thing, with little regard for the impact.
But, sadly, Henson's actions have not matched his words, and his antics following last Friday's heavy defeat against Glasgow Warriors prompted the Blues management to cast him aside.
It would have been easy to cast him aside last year and he has a lot of support in the boardroom.
But he claims Laszlo distorted the truth about him after the Romanian cast him aside.
Although Yang had publicly expressed his desire to remain at the helm, Yahoo's board faced intensifying pressure to cast him aside as the company's shares plunged to their lowest levels since early 2003.
Baltimore don't suffer a huge drop-off by having Kyle Boller at quarterback instead of first-choice Steve McNair, and running back Willis McGahee will no doubt be motivated to shine against the team who cast him aside, but the defensive focus will be on him, given injuries to the Ravens receiving corps and Buffalo are taken to outperform handicap expectations again.
MARK Delaney believes Villa are about to cast him aside and not even take up the one-year option on his contract.
Even though Savage is one of the most experienced players in the Wales camp, Toshack is not one to back down and will not be afraid to cast him aside.
Ms Fortier appears to have cast him aside like yesterday's tights.
But until the Butt deal is closed, Newcastle are unwilling to cast him aside.