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1‘he chucked the letter into the bin’
throw, toss, fling, hurl, pitch, cast, lob, launch, flip, catapult, shy, dash, project, propel, send, bowl
let fly with
informal heave, sling, bung, buzz, whang
North American informal peg
Australian informal hoy
NZ informal bish
2‘I kept the personal bits and pieces and chucked the rest’
throw away, discard, throw out, dispose of, get rid of, toss out, dump, bin, scrap, jettison
informal ditch, junk, get shut of
British informal get shot of
North American informal trash
keep, retain, hold on to
3‘I've decided to chuck my job’
give up, leave, resign from, abandon, relinquish
informal quit, pack in, jack in
4‘Mary chucked him for another guy’
leave, throw over, drop, finish with, stop going out with, break off one's relationship with, desert, abandon, leave high and dry
informal dump, ditch, give someone the elbow, walk out on, run out on, leave flat
British informal give someone the push, give someone the big E, bin off
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