Definitions of throw

  1. To perform the act of throwing: to cast dice.
  2. To fling or cast in any manner; to drive to a distance from the hand or from an engine; to propel; to send; as, to throw stones or dust with the hand; a cannon throws a ball; a fire engine throws a stream of water to extinguish flames.
  3. To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock.
  4. To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river.
  5. To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist.
  6. To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.
  7. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
  8. To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.
  9. To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels.
  10. To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent.
  11. To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; - distinguished from to toss, or to bowl.
  12. To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; - said especially of rabbits.
  13. To fling or hurl; cast to a distance; cast in any manner, as a ball or dice; to unseat or upset; to lay flat, as in wrestling; put onm hastily, as clothing; to spin, as filaments of silk, into thread.
  14. To hurl: to fling: to wind or twist together, as yarn: to form on a wheel, as pottery: to venture at dice: to put off: to put on or spread carelessly: to cast down in wrestling.
  15. To hurl; fling; cast; project; cast down; twist; turn.
  16. To fling, hurl, or cast forth; overturn; prostrate.
  17. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice.
  18. To cast an object to a distance by force; fling.
  19. To cast or hurl: to cast dice:- pa. t. threw; pa. p. thrown.
  20. 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"
  21. cause to be confused emotionally
  22. utter with force; utter vehemently; " hurl insults"; " throw accusations at someone"
  23. to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; " Jane threw dinner together"; " throw the car into reverse"
  24. place with great energy; " She threw the blanket around the child"
  25. To send an object through the air by force.
  26. To fling or cast In any manner; to drive to a distance from the hand or from an engine; to wind; to venture at dice; to shed or put oft; to put on; to prostrate in wrestling; to drive by violence or dash. To throw away, to lose by neglect or folly; to waste; to reject. To throw by, to lay aside. To throw down, to overthrow. To throw in, to inject; to put in. To throw off, to expel; to discard. To throw on, to cast on. To throw out, to cast out; to reject; to utter. To throw up, to resign. To throw one's self on, to resign one's self to the clemency of another. To throw silk, to twist singles into a cord.
  27. To send to a distance by flinging or casting, as from the hand; to whirl; in the silk manufacture, to unite and twist by whirling; to toss; to cast; to put or place carelessly; to overturn or prostrate, as in wrestling; to perform the act of hurling or casting.
  28. Throwing.
  29. Thrown.
  30. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
  31. the act of throwing ( propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); " the catcher made a good throw to second base"
  32. the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; " he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
  33. bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering ( an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
  34. the distance that something can be thrown; " it is just a stone's throw from here"
  35. ( informal) a single chance or instance; " he couldn't afford $ 50 a throw"
  36. a single chance or instance; " he couldn't afford $ 50 a throw"
  37. throw ( a die) out onto a flat surface; " Throw a six"
  38. place or put with great energy; " She threw the blanket around the child"; " thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
  39. project through the air; " throw a frisbee"
  40. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; " switch on the light"; " throw the lever"
  41. cause to fall off; " The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
  42. make on a potter's wheel; " she threw a beautiful teapot"
  43. organize or be responsible for; " hold a reception"; " have, throw, or make a party"; " give a course"
  44. move violently, energetically, or carelessly; " She threw herself forwards"
  45. A stroke; a blow.
  46. Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe.
  47. Time; while; space of time; moment; trice.
  48. To twist two or more filaments of, as silk, so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; -- sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.
  49. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast.
  50. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw.
  51. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw.
  52. An effort; a violent sally.
  53. The extreme movement given to a sliding or vibrating reciprocating piece by a cam, crank, eccentric, or the like; travel; stroke; as, the throw of a slide valve. Also, frequently, the length of the radius of a crank, or the eccentricity of an eccentric; as, the throw of the crank of a steam engine is equal to half the stroke of the piston.
  54. A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 ( a).
  55. A turner's lathe; a throwe.
  56. The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; - according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.
  57. The act of flinging or hurling; a cast of dice; a venture; the distance an object can be hurled; as, within a stone's throw; stroke, as of a slide valve; a piece of drapery for the back of a chair, etc.
  58. The act of throwing: a cast, esp. of dice: the distance to which anything may be thrown: a violent effort.
  59. THROWER.
  60. A cast; fling.
  61. An act of throwing; a fling.
  62. The distance a missile is thrown.
  63. Act of throwing; a cast of dice; venture or hazard; a stroke; the distance to which a missile may be thrown.
  64. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propeling, as from the hand or flinging; a driving or propelling, as from the hand or from an engine; a cast, as of dice; the distance to which a thing is or may be thrown, as a stone's- throw; a stroke.
  65. Threw.