1 anything that is cast aside or discarded
2 (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or to failing to follow suit
3 getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable [syn: throwing away] v : throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" [syn: fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away]
EtymologyOld French descarter, to scatter, for more usual escarter (French écarter), Vulgar Latin *exquartare, to quarter out, to remove portions. Although early associated with card play, it doesn't derive from card.
to throw away, reject
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