cast away


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Verb1.cast away - throw or cast awaycast away - throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
unlearn - discard something previously learnt, like an old habit
deep-six, give it the deep six - toss out; get rid of; "deep-six these old souvenirs!"
jettison - throw away, of something encumbering
junk, scrap, trash - dispose of (something useless or old); "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"
waste - get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
dump - throw away as refuse; "No dumping in these woods!"
retire - dispose of (something no longer useful or needed); "She finally retired that old coat"
abandon - forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
liquidize, sell out, sell up - get rid of all one's merchandise
de-access - dispose of by selling; "the museum sold off its collection of French impressionists to raise money"; "the publishing house sold off one of its popular magazines"
close out - terminate by selling off or disposing of; "He closed out his line of sports cars"

cast

verb
1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
2. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something:
Military: lay.
3. To send out heat, light, or energy:
4. To form a strategy for:
Informal: dope out.
Idiom: lay plans.
5. To ascertain by mathematics:
6. To combine (figures) to form a sum:
add (up), foot (up), sum (up), tot (up), total, totalize.
phrasal verb
cast about
To try to find something:
phrasal verb
cast out
To rid one's mind of:
noun
1. An act of throwing:
2. A disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood:
3. A hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance:
4. The external outline of a thing:
5. A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members:
Informal: persuasion.
7. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation:
Translations

w>cast away

vt sepwegwerfen; to be cast away (Naut) → gestrandet sein; he was cast away on a desert islander wurde auf eine einsame Insel verschlagen
References in classic literature ?
Many a one hath cast away his final worth when he hath cast away his servitude.
Again Sir Bedivere went, but again he could not make up his mind to cast away the sword.
I looked frequently at it all that day, and soon perceived that it did not move; so I presently concluded that it was a ship at anchor; and being eager, you may be sure, to be satisfied, I took my gun in my hand, and ran towards the south side of the island to the rocks where I had formerly been carried away by the current; and getting up there, the weather by this time being perfectly clear, I could plainly see, to my great sorrow, the wreck of a ship, cast away in the night upon those concealed rocks which I found when I was out in my boat; and which rocks, as they checked the violence of the stream, and made a kind of counter-stream, or eddy, were the occasion of my recovering from the most desperate, hopeless condition that ever I had been in in all my life.
Then let us be jolly And cast away folly, For grief turns a black head to gray.
Menelaus at least, when he caught a glimpse somehow of the breasts of Helen unclad, cast away his sword, methinks.
Will you cast away a woman who loves you for theories?
To pace the echoing stones from hour to hour, counting the dull chimes of the clocks; to watch the lights twinkling in chamber windows, to think what happy forgetfulness each house shuts in; that here are children coiled together in their beds, here youth, here age, here poverty, here wealth, all equal in their sleep, and all at rest; to have nothing in common with the slumbering world around, not even sleep, Heaven's gift to all its creatures, and be akin to nothing but despair; to feel, by the wretched contrast with everything on every hand, more utterly alone and cast away than in a trackless desert; this is a kind of suffering, on which the rivers of great cities close full many a time, and which the solitude in crowds alone awakens.
Show us now where his old body lies,--the body he cast away because he had no more need of it.
He had heard of a Spanish ship, which was cast away in 1502, during the lifetime of Columbus.
I was never cast away nor distressed in any weather, though I encountered some severe storms.
Life has been miserable miserable, at least, of late but I will not cast away the gift of God, while he affords me the means of defending it.
The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices:--