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Definition of Discard


  1. To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).
  2. To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away.
  3. To put or thrust away; to reject.
  4. To make a discard.
  5. The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.

Discard Quotations

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.

I dabbled in things like Howlin' Wolf, Cream and Led Zeppelin, but when I heard Son House and Robert Johnson, it blew my mind. It was something I'd been missing my whole life. That music made me discard everything else and just get down to the soul and honesty of the blues.
Jack White

There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
George Washington

The world is indeed a mixture of truth and make-believe. Discard the make-believe and take the truth.

It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young.
Konrad Lorenz
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Discard Translations

discard in Dutch is afdanken
discard in German is ablegen, streichen
discard in Italian is deporre
discard in Portuguese is descarte
discard in Spanish is desecho, desconectar
discard in Swedish is kassera, kasta bort
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