- The act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist. )
- usage: "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
- A single chance or instance.
- usage: "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
- The maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam.
- Bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something.
- Casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly.
- usage: "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
- Propel through the air.
- usage: "throw a frisbee"
- Move violently, energetically, or carelessly.
- usage: "She threw herself forwards"
- Get rid of.
- usage: "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
- Place or put with great energy.
- usage: "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
- synonyms: thrust
- Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture.
- usage: "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
- synonyms: give
- Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation.
- usage: "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
- Put or send forth.
- usage: "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
- To put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly.
- usage: "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
- Cause to be confused emotionally.
- Utter with force; utter vehemently.
- usage: "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
- synonyms: hurl
- Organize or be responsible for.
- usage: "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
- Make on a potter's wheel.
- usage: "she threw a beautiful teapot"
- Cause to fall off.
- usage: "The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
- Throw (a die) out onto a flat surface.
- usage: "Throw a six"
- Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.
- usage: "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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