What's the difference between "throw out/away," "toss out," and "pitch (out/away)" to mean, "get rid of as worthless or unnecessary"? Can these be used just about interchangeably?
Also, throw out or toss out. Dispose of, discard, as in This coat is too good to throw away, or Did you throw out the rest of the milk? or She tossed out all his old letters. [First half of 1500s]
To get rid of : throw away
(US) To put (something that is no longer useful or wanted) in a trash can, garbage can, etc. : to throw (something) out It's time to toss out those bananas. Did you toss the newspapers out already?
PITCH, PITCH OUT, and PITCH AWAY
[+ object] : to throw or toss (something)
Passersby on the street pitched coins into her open guitar case as she played.
They were pitching horseshoes.
She pitched the empty box into the garbage.
To discard by throwing: pitched my worn-out sneakers.
To put aside or discard by or as if by throwing pitched the trash into the bin
pitch something out
To throw something away; to discard something. This cottage cheese is so old, I'm going to pitch it out. They pitched out the bad food.
pitch something away
To toss or throw something away. He pitched the broken stick away, and looked around for something stronger. He pitched away the stick.