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discard

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From dis- +‎ card.

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discard (third-person singular simple present discards, present participle discarding, simple past and past participle discarded)

  1. (transitive) to throw away, to reject.
    • I. Taylor
      A man discards the follies of boyhood.
  2. (intransitive, card games) To make a discard; to throw out a card.
  3. To dismiss from employment, confidence, or favour; to discharge.
    • Jonathan Swift
      They blame the favourites, and think it nothing extraordinary that the queen should [] resolve to discard them.

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discard (plural discards)

  1. Anything discarded.
  2. A discarded playing card in a card game.

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