[ US /ˈθɹoʊ/ ]
[ UK /θɹˈə‍ʊ/ ]
  1. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    These questions confuse even the experts
    This question befuddled even the teacher
    This question completely threw me
  2. get rid of
    shed your clothes
    he shed his image as a pushy boss
  3. utter with force; utter vehemently
    hurl insults
    throw accusations at someone
  4. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
    Throw a glance
    She gave me a dirty look
  5. place or put with great energy
    thrust the money in the hands of the beggar
    She threw the blanket around the child
  6. to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
    Jane threw dinner together
    throw the car into reverse
  7. propel through the air
    throw a frisbee
  8. move violently, energetically, or carelessly
    She threw herself forwards
  9. cause to fall off
    The horse threw its inexperienced rider
  10. throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
    Throw a six
  11. put or send forth
    She threw the flashlight beam into the corner
    cast a spell
    cast a warm light
    The setting sun threw long shadows
  12. organize or be responsible for
    have, throw, or make a party
    hold a reception
    give a course
  13. make on a potter's wheel
    she threw a beautiful teapot
  14. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
    throw the lever
    switch on the light
    switch on the light
  15. cause to be confused emotionally
  1. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
  2. the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
    the catcher made a good throw to second base
  3. casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
    he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice
  4. bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
  5. a single chance or instance
    he couldn't afford $50 a throw
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How To Use throw In A Sentence

  • Some were members of Turkey's elite military class known as "pashas," a title of respect harking back to Ottoman military commanders Monday for allegedly planning to blow up mosques in order to trigger a military takeover and overthrow the WN.com - Photown News
  • A few plum accents can bring in a note of elegance to any room; try a throw pillow or two, or a plum lampshade with a fringe?
  • Both throw a lot of strikes and both make hitters swing the bat early in the count.
  • In a second or three, take one high stakes football match, throw in that controversial miscall, stir it up with loads of angry fans, whisk in a few politicians, let it bake overnight and what you end up with is a tasty football ferrora (ph). CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2009
  • Ketheral looked around the inside of the armory, picked up a chainwhip, a normal whip, a brace of throwing knives, and a couple of shields.
  • The difference in the power of the system to absorb different substances, appropriate whatever can be utilized, and throw off whatever can not be used, is sometimes called idiosyncrasy, but more properly it may be called vital resistance, and upon the integrity of this power rests the ability to combat disease in all its forms, whether it be the absorption of any animal virus or the poison resulting from undigested food. Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why What Medical Writers Say
  • It has half a bad novel inside it so I've never quite brought myself to throw it out.
  • I must give one instance; he throws doubts and sneers at my saying that the ovigerous frena of cirripedes have been converted into branchiae, because I have not found them to be branchiae; whereas he himself admits, before I wrote on cirripedes, without the least hesitation, that their organs are branchiae. Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences
  • Mostly, however, she seems to be held in some kind of incommunicado status until they need a sound bite, and then they throw the power switch, download the text and out she spits it, with all the emotion of an automaton. Condi a Waste of Time
  • My job was often actually throwing the dart out of sight, since they were hopeless at aiming. Times, Sunday Times
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