Pronunciation: /dɪˈskɑːd /[with object]
- 1Get rid of (someone or something) as no longer useful or desirable: Hilary bundled up the clothes she had discardedMore example sentences
dispose of, throw away, throw out, get rid of, toss out; reject, jettison, scrap, dispense with, cast aside/off, repudiate, abandon, relinquish, drop, have done with, shed, slough off, shrug off, throw on the scrapheapBritish • informal get shot ofNorth American • informal trash• archaic forsake
- If this week's insights aren't useful, discard them.
- The next time you go out shopping, you can discard the plastic carry bag and arm yourself with a jute bag instead.
- Leave overnight to drip through, then remove the jelly bag, discard the contents and leave to soak in cold water while you finish the jelly.
- 1.1(In bridge, whist, and similar card games) play (a card that is neither of the suit led nor a trump), when one is unable to follow suit: West led a heart and East was able to discard his club loserMore example sentences
- A player who cannot follow suit is free to trump the trick or discard an unwanted card.
- After discarding eight cards, the starter leads to the first trick.
- The dealer creates a Discard pile by discarding the top card of the deck face up.
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- 1A thing rejected as no longer useful or desirable.More example sentences
- Caught by bottom-trawling, which causes damage to the seabed, and is part of a complex mixed fishery (like cod), and so discards are a problem.
- ‘It has shown a lot of potential in reducing discards, whilst at the same time maintaining good quantities of prawns and we will looking at using the design on our boats on a permanent basis,’ he said.
- The industry is advocating an alternative policy based on technical conservation measures, closed areas, reduction of discards and strict but even handed enforcement.
- 1.1(In bridge, whist, and similar card games) a card played which is neither of the suit led nor a trump, when one is unable to follow suit.More example sentences
- If this happens while more than one player requires cards, all the discards are shuffled to form a new stock to deal from.
- Ace discards are displayed separately from the central discard pile, so that all can see how many Aces have appeared.
- If 2 or more players play discards to a trick that are the same denomination, suits come into play.
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- The evenings probably weren't all that unlike the other readings, except that the material was probably more instantly accessible, and, arguably, discardable.
- But essentially if something has no impact whatsoever on your existence and there is no way of proving its existence, then it's discardable in all ethical and philosophical terms.
- Just because you don't fall into this particular line, or know a few exceptions personally, doesn't mean it's completely discardable.