Definition Of discard

verb

a person or thing rejected as no longer useful or desirable.

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.

get rid of (someone or something) as no longer useful or desirable.

Hilary bundled up the clothes she had discarded

Example Of discard

  • 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.

  • Before eating it, she proceeded to break off the outer sides, discarding them on the ground at her feet, notwithstanding the fact there was a litter bin nearby.

  • 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.

  • Earlier this year, the council proposed to hit people who discard gum on the city streets with £50 on-the-spot fines.


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