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Definition of discard verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they discard
    he / she / it discards
    past simple discarded
    -ing form discarding
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  1. 1[transitive] to get rid of something that you no longer want or need discard somebody/something The room was littered with discarded newspapers. He had discarded his jacket because of the heat. (figurative) She could now discard all thought of promotion. discard somebody/something as something 10% of the data was discarded as unreliable
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] discard (something) (in card games) to get rid of a card that you do not want
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