Definitions of throw

  1. 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"
  2. cause to be confused emotionally
  3. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
  4. get rid of; " he shed his image as a pushy boss"; " shed your clothes"
  5. 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"
  6. utter with force; utter vehemently; " hurl insults"; " throw accusations at someone"
  7. to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; " Jane threw dinner together"; " throw the car into reverse"
  8. 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"
  9. the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; " he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
  10. bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering ( an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
  11. the distance that something can be thrown; " it is just a stone's throw from here"
  12. ( informal) a single chance or instance; " he couldn't afford $ 50 a throw"
  13. place with great energy; " She threw the blanket around the child"
  14. a single chance or instance; " he couldn't afford $ 50 a throw"
  15. throw ( a die) out onto a flat surface; " Throw a six"
  16. place or put with great energy; " She threw the blanket around the child"; " thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
  17. project through the air; " throw a frisbee"
  18. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; " switch on the light"; " throw the lever"
  19. cause to fall off; " The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
  20. make on a potter's wheel; " she threw a beautiful teapot"
  21. organize or be responsible for; " hold a reception"; " have, throw, or make a party"; " give a course"
  22. move violently, energetically, or carelessly; " She threw herself forwards"
  23. A stroke; a blow.
  24. Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe.
  25. Time; while; space of time; moment; trice.
  26. 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.
  27. To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock.
  28. To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river.
  29. To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist.
  30. To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.
  31. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
  32. To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.
  33. To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels.
  34. To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent.
  35. 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.
  36. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice.
  37. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast.
  38. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw.
  39. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw.
  40. An effort; a violent sally.
  41. 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.
  42. A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 ( a).
  43. A turner's lathe; a throwe.
  44. To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; - distinguished from to toss, or to bowl.
  45. To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; - said especially of rabbits.
  46. The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; - according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.
  47. 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.
  48. To cast an object to a distance by force; fling.
  49. 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.
  50. Threw.
  51. Thrown.
  52. Throwing.
  53. 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.
  54. To cast or hurl: to cast dice:- pa. t. threw; pa. p. thrown.
  55. The act of throwing: a cast, esp. of dice: the distance to which anything may be thrown: a violent effort.
  56. THROWER.
  57. A cast; fling.
  58. To hurl; fling; cast; project; cast down; twist; turn.
  59. To fling, hurl, or cast forth; overturn; prostrate.
  60. To send an object through the air by force.
  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. 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.
  65. To perform the act of throwing: to cast dice.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.

Usage examples for throw

  1. Don't throw 'em away, though. – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. I hear those people throw plenty of ducats out of window just now. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  3. Wanda is not one of those women who say No to- day and to- morrow throw themselves into your arms. – Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  4. Throw 'em back, fellows! – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
  5. I did not do so that she might throw them away on such a one as you. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  6. Don't want it they throw it at you. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  7. Get out, or I'll throw you out! – What's-His-Name by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. Throw out your left arm a little more. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower
  9. I send your letter back because I cannot throw it away. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  10. The first throw Cameron took easily. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  11. Throw 'em away then. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  12. Why did he twice throw a look into the glass in the act of passing it? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  13. Though he made more than fifteen dollars on the machine, he hated to throw anything off. – Queer Stories for Boys and Girls by Edward Eggleston
  14. He will throw you, without a shadow of doubt." – Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  15. Yes, you see when Peter wants me I always have to throw up any sort of engagement, and he does the same for me. – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  16. He would throw it away. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  17. I will throw full in his face my. – Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  18. He was already sure that she would not at once tell him that it should be as he would have it,- that she would not instantly throw herself into his arms. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  19. Well, you jest wait a bit an' I'll throw somethin' on an' come an' try. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz