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Definition of Throw

Verb: throw (threw,thrown)  throw

  1. Propel through the air
    "throw a frisbee";
    - wing
     
  2. Move violently, energetically, or carelessly
    "She threw herself forwards"
     
  3. Get rid of
    - shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw off, throw away, drop, lose
     
  4. Place or put with great energy
    "She threw the blanket around the child";
    - thrust
     
  5. Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
    "Throw a glance";
    - give
     
  6. Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
    "throw the lever";
    - flip, switch
     
  7. Put or send forth
    "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows";
    - project, cast, contrive
     
  8. To put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
    "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
     
  9. Cause to be confused emotionally
    - bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate
     
  10. Utter with force; utter vehemently
    "throw accusations at someone";
    - hurl
     
  11. Organize or be responsible for
    "have, throw, or make a party";
    - hold, have, make, give
     
  12. Make on a potter's wheel
    "she threw a beautiful teapot"
     
  13. Cause to fall off
    "The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
     
  14. Cast a die or dice onto a flat surface and look at the number or numbers
    "Throw a six"
     
  15. Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    "This question completely threw me";
    - confuse, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound
Noun: throw  throw
  1. The act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
    "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
     
  2. A single chance or instance
    "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
     
  3. The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    - stroke, cam stroke
     
  4. Bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
     
  5. Casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
    "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

See also:
throve
throwaway

Anagrams containing the word throw

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