Definition of throw someone over in US English:

throw someone over

phrasal verb

  • Abandon or reject someone as a lover.

    • ‘Nope, I threw her over because she's a lot of fun, but she can't hold a candle to the love you give me.’
    • ‘Early in life, she identified herself through an illicit passion with an aristocrat who threw her over after she became pregnant.’
    • ‘By the time she gets to 7 months and realises he's not the marrying kind, she throws him over.’
    • ‘His first wife threw him over for a teaching assistant on a college campus.’
    • ‘I assumed that he would rise to the challenge of being with me as I believed he could, and of course no-one thinks their hook-up (even their long-distance hook-up) is going to throw them over for a girl from a third-world country.’
    • ‘I've heard so many guys whine about how they can't meet women, how women throw them over for other guys.’
    abandon, leave, desert, discard, turn one's back on, cast aside, cast off
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