throw off

verb(mainly tr, adverb)
  1. to free oneself of; discard

  2. to produce or utter in a casual manner: to throw off a witty remark

  1. to escape from or elude: the fox rapidly threw off his pursuers

  2. to confuse or disconcert: the interruption threw the young pianist off

  3. (intr, often foll by at) Australian and NZ informal to deride or ridicule

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throw off

Cast out, rid oneself of, as in He threw off all unpleasant memories and went to the reunion. [Early 1600s]

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