From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthrow something ↔ away phrasal verb1GET RID OFTHROW AWAYto get rid of something that you do not want or needI never throw clothes away.I shouldn’t have thrown away the receipt.2to spend money in a way that is not sensibleI can’t afford to throw money away.3FAILto waste something good that you have, for example a skill or an opportunityThis could be the best chance you’ll ever have. Don’t throw it away! →throw→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
throw away• I was glad to throw mine away.• Then, with a desperate effort threw himself bodily away.• They found out the kids just threw it away.• Some electionsupervisors simply threw it away, allowing ex - felons to vote in a few counties.• Britain must now throw this opportunity away by electing a Labour government.• I wanted to enclose that regret, to crumple it up, throw it away, get rid of it.• Do we throw the frame away or can we just take a section out and weld a new section in.• Then she pulled the old one out and threw it away, over the edge of the roof.