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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to discard)
a. tirar
This printer doesn't work anymore. We should just throw it away.Esta impresora ya no funciona. Deberíamos tirarla.
b. botar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The plate fell on the floor and broke, so we threw it away.El plato cayó al suelo y se quebró, así que lo botamos.
2. (to waste)
a. desperdiciar
He could have been a famous singer. It's a shame he had to throw it all away by smoking.Podía haber sido un cantante famoso. Qué lástima que lo tuviera que desperdiciar todo por fumar.
b. tirar (money)
Instead of throwing your money away on trading cards, you should invest it.En vez de tirar tu dinero en las cartas coleccionables, debes invertirlo.
c. despilfarrar (money)
You're throwing your money away buying junk like that.Estás despilfarrando el dinero por comprar unos trastos así.
d. malgastar (money)
She threw her savings away on what she though were valuable antiques.Malgastó sus ahorros en lo que creía que eran antigüedades valiosas.
3. (to say casually) (United Kingdom)
a. soltar
He threw away the notion that the people in that country don't work very hard.Soltó la idea de que las personas de ese país no trabajan mucho.
b. lanzar al aire
He's always throwing away stupid comments that he thinks are clever.Siempre está lanzando al aire comentarios tontos que cree muy inteligentes.
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throw away
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (discard)
a. tirar
b. botar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
2. (opportunity, life, money)
a. desperdiciar
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throw away
transitive verb
1 (discard) [+rubbish] tirar; botar; (LAm) (Cards) echar
she likes to keep things, even old things, rather than throw them away I never throw anything away
you have to throw away a card at the end of your turn he threw the King away and shouted "Rummy"
2 (waste) [+chance, opportunity] desperdiciar; [+one's life, health, happiness] echar a perder; [+money] tirar; derrochar; despilfarrar
don't throw your money away on that no malgastes el dinero en eso; we should have won — we just threw it away deberíamos haber ganado, y no hicimos más que echarlo (todo) a perder
don't throw your life away in a dead-end job if you carry on smoking, you'll be throwing your health away you're just throwing your money away why throw your vote away on someone like that? if only she had not thrown herself away on such a wastrel she surely wasn't going to throw herself away on him
3 (say casually) [+line, remark] soltar
an absent-minded remark thrown away in a misguided moment of desperation
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