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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)

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.

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."