cast aside


cast aside
If you cast aside someone or something, you get rid of them because they are no longer necessary or useful to you.

[V P n (not pron)] Sweden needs to cast aside outdated policies and thinking...

[V P n (not pron)] The Princess was cruelly cast aside when she failed to produce an heir...

[V n P] Now that Fantina is old, she has been cast aside like some useless object.

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  • To cast aside — Cast Cast (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cast}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Casting}.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin to L. {gerere} to bear, carry. E. jest.] 1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cast — (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cast}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Casting}.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin to L. {gerere} to bear, carry. E. jest.] 1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel. [1913 Webster] Uzziah… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cast — (k[.a]st), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cast}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Casting}.] [Cf. Dan. kaste, Icel. & Sw. kasta; perh. akin to L. {gerere} to bear, carry. E. jest.] 1. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel. [1913 Webster] Uzziah… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cast — [kast, käst] vt. cast, casting [ME casten < ON kasta, to throw] 1. a) to put, deposit, or throw with force or violence; fling; hurl b) to give vent to as if by throwing [to cast aspersions] 2. to deposit (a ballot); register (a vote) …   English World dictionary