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Definition of discard:

  1. The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.
  2. To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away.
  3. To make a discard.
  4. To put or thrust away; to reject.
  5. To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside ( a card or cards).

Synonyms:

lock in, chuck out, boot out, thrash about, forswear, retract, cast off, lock up, ostracise, recall, tuck away, toss, shut away, jug, tuck in, lag, jactitate, thresh, cast away, thrash, refuse, gaol, shun, jail, incline, toss away, qualify, fling, put aside, kick out, advance, turn out, immure, throw away, put away, banish, recant, convulse, ostracize, drum out, put behind bars, toss out, throw, thresh about, disavow, sky, lock, incarcerate, put to sleep, turf out, chuck, keep, flip, expel, lock away, remand, abjure, repudiate, shut up, shake off, cast out, cast, dispose of, pitch, ban, revoke, cast aside, throw off, dump, dispose, imprison, ditch, splurge, throw out, throwing away, oust, slash.

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