throw aside(redirected from throw somebody aside)
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To toss someone or something to one side. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throw" and "aside." He threw aside the paper in disgust when he read the news. Sarah tried to block Tom's path, but he threw her aside.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
throw someone or something aside
1. Lit. to cast someone or something to the side. He threw his child aside just as the car was about to run him down. Don't just throw aside the wrapper!
2. Fig. to get rid of someone or something. He threw his wife aside and took up with a younger woman. Don't throw aside material that might still be useful.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To discard or reject something or someone: The clerk threw aside the receipt. The officer gave me a ticket, but I threw it aside.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.