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.
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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

v.
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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Her character - a young woman who casts aside her fears to fight a futuristic, totalitarian government - wasn't in any of the scenes.
The grand, glorious and gory tale begins as Henry casts aside his faithful Spanish wife, Catherine of Aragon, and severs England's ties to Rome and the Catholic Church so he can marry and have a son with the scheming seductress Anne Boleyn (Helena Bonham-Carter).
What's most intriguing about the Broadway revival of Design for Living is that director Joe Mantello casts aside the superficial ideas we have about Coward's work and grapples with the play itself, which is more complicated and less bubbly than its reputation would lead us to believe.
As she temporarily casts aside comedy for her first sob-inducing movie role in January's psychological thriller - - The Mothman Prophecies - - "Will & Grace's" Debra Messing divulges what else she's getting serious about.
Whereas ``XXX'' meant to position Diesel as a Bond for the attention- deficit crowd but ended up collapsing into lumbering self-parody, ``The Transporter'' casts aside all pretenses from the opening frames and doesn't let up until a belated (and unfortunate) attempt to pull together some kind of plot.