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Jettison

To throw property overboard from a ship, especially in an emergency. Under maritime law, property that has been jettisoned (called jetsam) becomes the property of whoever finds it.
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Although it is nice to have someone else confirm what you are doing, or to give you permission, you must be ready to cut off discussions and execute, even if it involves doing something--in my case, jettisoning stores--that you're not comfortable with.
This breaks the molecular bonds, jettisoning positively charged pieces of the molecules.
Furthermore, Wellmark has initiated additional measures to improve its financial operations, as evident by the jettisoning of non-strategic businesses, such as McNerney Heintz Inc.
Many credit Tovar for reorganizing LACA's board, jettisoning top-heavy staff, involving more parents, restoring hundreds of thousands of dollars in Head Start funding, consolidating the agency's functions under one 25,000-square-foot roof and spending $2.
DreamWorks SKG principals Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, whose collaborative credits include ``Saving Private Ryan,'' ``Amistad'' and ``Deep Impact,'' pulled out of the $300 million Playa del Rey deal last week, jettisoning plans for a seaside production facility that was marred with environmental controversies from the start and inviting waves of interest from other communities.