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Meaning of discard

dis•card

Pronunciation: (v.di-skärd'n.dis'kärd), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cast aside or dispose of; get rid of: to discard an old hat.
    1. to throw out (a card or cards) from one's hand.
    2. to play (a card, not a trump, of a different suit from that of the card led).
—v.i.
  1. to discard a card or cards.
—n.
  1. the act of discarding.
  2. a person or thing that is cast out or rejected.
  3. a card or cards discarded.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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