Due to the formality of his sister’s wedding, Fred decided to get rid of or jettison his favorite purple tennis shoes and wear his shiny dress shoes instead. Likewise, Fred jettisoned or discarded his plan of bringing along his spiky-haired, loud, and rather beastly girlfriend. Fred decided to jettison or cast aside his views against marriage as well for his sister’s special day.
Quiz: What does it mean to jettison something?
- To remove it because someone else thinks you should.
- To replace something that might be found offensive.
- To throw it away or reject it, even if temporarily.