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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. cause to go on or t be engaged; set in operation; " switch on the light"; " throw the lever"
  8. to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; " Jane threw dinner together"; " throw the car into reverse"
  9. 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"
  10. the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; " he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
  11. bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering ( an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
  12. the distance that something can be thrown; " it is just a stone's throw from here"
  13. ( informal) a single chance or instance; " he couldn't afford $ 50 a throw"
  14. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; " Throw a glance"; " She gave me a dirty look"
  15. place with great energy; " She threw the blanket around the child"
  16. a single chance or instance; " he couldn't afford $ 50 a throw"
  17. throw ( a die) out onto a flat surface; " Throw a six"
  18. place or put with great energy; " She threw the blanket around the child"; " thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
  19. project through the air; " throw a frisbee"
  20. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; " switch on the light"; " throw the lever"
  21. cause to fall off; " The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
  22. make on a potter's wheel; " she threw a beautiful teapot"
  23. organize or be responsible for; " hold a reception"; " have, throw, or make a party"; " give a course"
  24. move violently, energetically, or carelessly; " She threw herself forwards"
  25. A stroke; a blow.
  26. Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe.
  27. Time; while; space of time; moment; trice.
  28. 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.
  29. To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock.
  30. To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river.
  31. To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist.
  32. To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.
  33. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
  34. To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.
  35. To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels.
  36. To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent.
  37. 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.
  38. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice.
  39. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast.
  40. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw.
  41. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw.
  42. An effort; a violent sally.
  43. 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.
  44. A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 ( a).
  45. A turner's lathe; a throwe.
  46. To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; - distinguished from to toss, or to bowl.
  47. To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; - said especially of rabbits.
  48. The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; - according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.
  49. 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.
  50. To cast an object to a distance by force; fling.
  51. 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.
  52. Threw.
  53. Thrown.
  54. Throwing.
  55. 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.
  56. To cast or hurl: to cast dice:- pa. t. threw; pa. p. thrown.
  57. The act of throwing: a cast, esp. of dice: the distance to which anything may be thrown: a violent effort.
  58. THROWER.
  59. A cast; fling.
  60. To hurl; fling; cast; project; cast down; twist; turn.
  61. To fling, hurl, or cast forth; overturn; prostrate.
  62. To send an object through the air by force.
  63. An act of throwing; a fling.
  64. The distance a missile is thrown.
  65. Act of throwing; a cast of dice; venture or hazard; a stroke; the distance to which a missile may be thrown.
  66. 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.
  67. To perform the act of throwing: to cast dice.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
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Antonyms for throw

convey, keep, bring, get, take off, hand, carry, put off, hold, shrug off, retain, sure thing, doff, give, receive.

Quotes of throw

  1. In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe. – Tori Amos
  2. But the great thing, and the horrible thing about the web is you can just throw stuff up there and it doesn't cost anybody anything. – Eric Avery
  3. If I had the use of my body, I would throw it out the window. – Samuel Beckett
  4. I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines. – Jimmy Breslin
  5. One should be willing to throw away a dozen ideas to come up with a good one, just as one should throw away a dozen words to come up with the right one. – James Gunn
  6. Mike Tyson would have been a good sparring partner for me and Muhammad Ali because Tyson was a fast fighter and he could punch and throw good combinations. – Larry Holmes
  7. I guarantee you that's what Jeff Gordon does. He uses everything the fans throw at him to stoke his fire and it drives him to be better at what he does. – Bo Jackson
  8. Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint you can at it. – Danny Kaye
  9. The Cistercians do not eat meat... Yet they keep pigs to the number of many thousands, and sell the bacon- though perhaps not quite all of it. The heads, legs, and feet they neither give away, throw away, nor sell. What becomes of them God knows. – Walter Map
  10. And yet, you do not throw out some of the great minds of the Church- and people in Church history- and say they have no credibility because they committed a sin or made a mistake. – Walter Martin
  11. This show has shown me how to throw a punch. But watching my future sister -in -law go through breast cancer has also shown me how to take one. – Charlotte Ross
  12. Seventy percent of what I write, I throw out. I can write very easily, but writing original things is the hard bit. – Mike Rutherford
  13. We kinda like to pick you up and throw you on the ground. That's our thing. – Bobby Sheehan
  14. To be really happy, we must throw our hearts over the bar and hope that our bodies will follow. – Graham Taylor
  15. My bedspread isn't washable. Since my bedding has to be washed every day, I'll have to throw it out. – April Winchell

Usage examples for throw

  1. Don't want it they throw it at you. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. 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
  3. Throw 'em away then. – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  4. I did not do so that she might throw them away on such a one as you. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  5. I will throw full in his face my. – Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  6. I send your letter back because I cannot throw it away. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. He will throw you, without a shadow of doubt." – Under a Charm, Vol. II. (of III) A Novel by E. Werner
  10. He would throw it away. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  11. Don't throw 'em away, though. – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  12. Well, you jest wait a bit an' I'll throw somethin' on an' come an' try. – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  13. " Yes- now you must take it on you to look out for yourself; you must think about it, and not throw yourself away. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  14. I hear those people throw plenty of ducats out of window just now. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
  15. 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
  16. The first throw Cameron took easily. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  17. Throw out your left arm a little more. – Jean of the Lazy A by B. M. Bower
  18. 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
  19. Get out, or I'll throw you out! – What's-His-Name by George Barr McCutcheon
  20. Throw 'em back, fellows! – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour

Rhymes for throw