1 decide sth is not important
ADV. quickly | out of hand, summarily He dismissed her suggestion out of hand. | easily, lightly, readily Children's fears should never be dismissed lightly. | contemptuously She contemptuously dismissed their complaints.
VERB + DISMISS cannot/could not, unable to | be difficult to, be easy to, be possible to It was not easy to dismiss the matter from his thoughts. | try to
PREP. as, from She dismissed their arguments as irrelevant. She tried to dismiss the idea from her mind.
2 remove sb from a job
ADV. fairly | unfairly, wrongfully The court ruled that Ms Hill had been unfairly dismissed. | constructively | summarily
PREP. from He was summarily dismissed from his job.