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Meaning & Definition of Throw in English

English

Throw

/θroʊ/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • throw

2. A single chance or instance

  • "He couldn't afford $50 a throw"
    synonym:
  • throw

3. The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

    synonym:
  • throw
  • ,
  • stroke
  • ,
  • cam stroke

4. Bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

    synonym:
  • throw

5. Casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

  • "He risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
    synonym:
  • throw

verb

1. Propel through the air

  • "Throw a frisbee"
    synonym:
  • throw

2. Move violently, energetically, or carelessly

  • "She threw herself forwards"
    synonym:
  • throw

3. Get rid of

  • "He shed his image as a pushy boss"
  • "Shed your clothes"
    synonym:
  • shed
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • cast off
  • ,
  • shake off
  • ,
  • throw
  • ,
  • throw off
  • ,
  • throw away
  • ,
  • drop

4. Place or put with great energy

  • "She threw the blanket around the child"
  • "Thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
    synonym:
  • throw
  • ,
  • thrust

5. Convey or communicate

  • Of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
  • "Throw a glance"
  • "She gave me a dirty look"
    synonym:
  • give
  • ,
  • throw

6. Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

  • "Switch on the light"
  • "Throw the lever"
    synonym:
  • throw
  • ,
  • flip
  • ,
  • switch

7. Put or send forth

  • "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"
  • "The setting sun threw long shadows"
  • "Cast a spell"
  • "Cast a warm light"
    synonym:
  • project
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • contrive
  • ,
  • throw

8. To put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly

  • "Jane threw dinner together"
  • "Throw the car into reverse"
    synonym:
  • throw

9. Cause to be confused emotionally

    synonym:
  • bewilder
  • ,
  • bemuse
  • ,
  • discombobulate
  • ,
  • throw

10. Utter with force

  • Utter vehemently
  • "Hurl insults"
  • "Throw accusations at someone"
    synonym:
  • hurl
  • ,
  • throw

11. Organize or be responsible for

  • "Hold a reception"
  • "Have, throw, or make a party"
  • "Give a course"
    synonym:
  • hold
  • ,
  • throw
  • ,
  • have
  • ,
  • make
  • ,
  • give

12. Make on a potter's wheel

  • "She threw a beautiful teapot"
    synonym:
  • throw

13. Cause to fall off

  • "The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
    synonym:
  • throw

14. Throw (a die) out onto a flat surface

  • "Throw a six"
    synonym:
  • throw

15. Be confusing or perplexing to

  • Cause to be unable to think clearly
  • "These questions confuse even the experts"
  • "This question completely threw me"
  • "This question befuddled even the teacher"
    synonym:
  • confuse
  • ,
  • throw
  • ,
  • fox
  • ,
  • befuddle
  • ,
  • fuddle
  • ,
  • bedevil
  • ,
  • confound
  • ,
  • discombobulate

Examples of using

Don't throw anything away.
Don't throw anything away.
Don't throw that out.