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Definition of "throw" []

  • To propel through the air with a motion of the hand or arm. (verb-transitive)
  • To discharge into the air by any means: a machine that throws tennis balls; ash that was thrown by an erupting volcano. (verb-transitive)
  • To hurl or fling with great force or speed: threw themselves on the food; jetsam that had been thrown up onto the shore. (verb-transitive)
  • To force (an opponent) to the ground or floor, as in wrestling or the martial arts. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to fall off: The horse threw its rider. (verb-transitive)
  • To project or cast (something) through the air, esp with a rapid motion of the arm and wrist (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To put or move suddenly, carelessly, or violently (verb)
  • To bring to or cause to be in a specified state or condition, esp suddenly or unexpectedly (verb)
  • To direct or cast (a shadow, light, etc) (verb)
  • To project (the voice) so as to make it appear to come from other than its source (verb)
  • To give or hold (a party) (verb)
  • To cause to fall or be upset; dislodge (verb)
  • To tip (dice) out onto a flat surface (verb)
  • To obtain (a specified number) in this way (verb)
  • To shape (clay) on a potter's wheel (verb)
  • To move (a switch or lever) to engage or disengage a mechanism (verb)
  • To be subjected to (a fit) (verb)
  • To turn (wood, etc) on a lathe (verb)
  • To baffle or astonish; confuse (verb)
  • To deliver (a punch) (verb)
  • To hurl (an opponent) to the ground (verb)
  • To lose (a contest, fight, etc) deliberately, esp in boxing (verb)
  • To play (a card) (verb)
  • To discard (a card) (verb)
  • (of a female animal, esp a cow) to give birth to (young) (verb)
  • To twist or spin (filaments) into thread (verb)
  • The act or an instance of throwing (noun)
  • The distance or extent over which anything may be thrown (noun)
  • A chance, venture, or try (noun)
  • An act or result of throwing dice (noun)
  • The eccentricity of a cam (noun)
  • The radial distance between the central axis of a crankshaft and the axis of a crankpin forming part of the shaft (noun)
  • A decorative light blanket or cover, as thrown over a chair (noun)
  • A sheet of fabric used for draping over an easel or unfinished painting, etc, to keep the dust off (noun)
  • The vertical displacement of rock strata at a fault (noun)
  • The deflection of a measuring instrument as a result of a sudden fluctuation (noun)

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Use "throw" in a sentence
  • "Do not let the word 'salad' in the title throw you off, this is a main course to me and the fact that scallops were involved, was a shoe-in that the hubby would love it."
  • "Don't let the title throw you off as it did one Michigan woman -- "Drive" is no "Fast & Furious.""
  • "The Obama Deception...don't let the title throw you...this is more than about a bigger thing than the Idiot."