Definition of Throw in English :

Define Throw in English

Throw meaning in English

Meaning of Throw in English

Pronunciation of Throw in English

Throw pronunciation in English

Pronounce Throw in English


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1. throw

the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

Example Sentences:
'the catcher made a good throw to second base'

2. throw

a single chance or instance

Example Sentences:
'he couldn't afford $50 a throw'

3. cam stroke, stroke, throw

the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

4. throw

bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

5. throw

casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

Example Sentences:
'he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice'


6. throw

propel through the air

Example Sentences:
'throw a frisbee'

7. throw

move violently, energetically, or carelessly

Example Sentences:
'She threw herself forwards'

8. cast, cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off

get rid of

Example Sentences:
'he shed his image as a pushy boss'
'shed your clothes'

9. throw, thrust

place or put with great energy

Example Sentences:
'She threw the blanket around the child'
'thrust the money in the hands of the beggar'

10. give, throw

convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture

Example Sentences:
'Throw a glance'
'She gave me a dirty look'

11. flip, switch, throw

cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

Example Sentences:
'switch on the light'
'throw the lever'

12. cast, contrive, project, throw

put or send forth

Example Sentences:
'She threw the flashlight beam into the corner'
'The setting sun threw long shadows'
'cast a spell'
'cast a warm light'

13. throw

to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly

Example Sentences:
'Jane threw dinner together'
'throw the car into reverse'

14. bemuse, bewilder, discombobulate, throw

cause to be confused emotionally

15. hurl, throw

utter with force; utter vehemently

Example Sentences:
'hurl insults'
'throw accusations at someone'

16. give, have, hold, make, throw

organize or be responsible for

Example Sentences:
'hold a reception'
'have, throw, or make a party'
'give a course'

17. throw

make on a potter's wheel

Example Sentences:
'she threw a beautiful teapot'

18. throw

cause to fall off

Example Sentences:
'The horse threw its inexperienced rider'

19. throw

throw (a die) out onto a flat surface

Example Sentences:
'Throw a six'

20. bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

Example Sentences:
'These questions confuse even the experts'
'This question completely threw me'
'This question befuddled even the teacher'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of throw
verbWord forms: throws, throwing, threw or thrown (mainly tr)
1. (also intr)
to project or cast (something) through the air, esp with a rapid motion of the arm and wrist
2. (foll by in, on, onto, etc)
to put or move suddenly, carelessly, or violently
she threw her clothes onto the bed
to bring to or cause to be in a specified state or condition, esp suddenly or unexpectedly
the news threw the family into a panic
to direct or cast (a shadow, light, etc)
to project (the voice) so as to make it appear to come from other than its source
to give or hold (a party)
to cause to fall or be upset; dislodge
the horse soon threw his rider
to tip (dice) out onto a flat surface
to obtain (a specified number) in this way
to shape (clay) on a potter's wheel
to move (a switch or lever) to engage or disengage a mechanism
to be subjected to (a fit)
to turn (wood, etc) on a lathe
13. informal
to baffle or astonish; confuse
the last question on the test paper threw me
14. boxing
to deliver (a punch)
15. wrestling
to hurl (an opponent) to the ground
16. informal
to lose (a contest, fight, etc) deliberately, esp in boxing
to play (a card)
to discard (a card)
(of a female animal, esp a cow) to give birth to (young)
to twist or spin (filaments) into thread
20.  throw cold water on something
21.  throw oneself at
22.  throw oneself into
23.  throw oneself on
the act or an instance of throwing
the distance or extent over which anything may be thrown
a stone's throw
26. informal
a chance, venture, or try
an act or result of throwing dice
the eccentricity of a cam
the radial distance between the central axis of a crankshaft and the axis of a crankpin forming part of the shaft
a decorative light blanket or cover, as thrown over a chair
a sheet of fabric used for draping over an easel or unfinished painting, etc, to keep the dust off
31. geology
the vertical displacement of rock strata at a fault
32. physics
the deflection of a measuring instrument as a result of a sudden fluctuation

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see synonyms of throw
verb transitiveWord forms: threw, thrown, ˈthrowing
to twist strands of (silk, etc.) into thread or yarn
to cause to fly through the air by releasing from the hand while the arm is in rapid motion; cast; hurl
to discharge through the air from a catapult, pump, gun, etc.
to hurl violently, as in anger, etc.; dash
to cause to fall; upset; overthrow; dislodge
thrown by a horse
to move or send rapidly; advance
to throw reinforcements into a battle
to put suddenly and forcibly into or onto
she threw the clothes into the suitcase
to put suddenly and forcibly into a specified condition or situation
thrown into prison, into confusion, etc.
to cast or roll (dice)
to make (a specified cast) at dice
to throw a five
to cast off; shed
snakes throw their skins, the horse threw its shoe
to bring forth (young)
said esp. of domesticated animals
to move the lever of (a switch, clutch, etc.) or connect, disconnect, engage, etc. by so doing
to direct, cast, turn, project, etc.
variously with at, on, upon, over, toward, etc.
to throw a glance, a light, a shadow, etc.
to deliver (a punch)
to cause (one's voice) to seem to come from some other source, as in ventriloquism
to put (blame on, influence into, obstacles before, etc.)
16.  US, Informal
to lose (a game, race, etc.) deliberately, as by prearrangement
17.  US, Informal
to give (a party, dance, etc.)
18.  US, Informal
to have (a fit, tantrum, etc.)
19.  Informal
to confuse or disconcert
the question completely threw him
20.  Cards
to play or discard (a card)
21.  Ceramics
to shape on a potter's wheel
verb intransitive
to cast or hurl something
the action of a person who throws; a cast
a cast of dice, or the numbers cast
the distance something is or can be thrown
a stone's throw
26.  US
a spread or coverlet for draping over a bed, sofa, etc.
a woman's light scarf or wrap
the motion of a moving part driven by a cam, eccentric, etc.
the range of such a motion; travel; stroke
28.  Geology
the amount of vertical displacement at a fault
see also downthrow, upthrow
29.  Wrestling
a particular way or an instance of throwing an opponent

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of throw
v. threw (thr), thrown (thrōn), throw·ing, throws
1. To propel through the air with a motion of the hand or arm.
2. To propel or discharge into the air by any means: a machine that throws tennis balls; ash that was thrown by an erupting volcano.
3. To cause to move with great force or speed; propel or displace: threw themselves on the food; jetsam that had been thrown up onto the shore.
a. To force (an opponent) to the ground or floor, as in wrestling or the martial arts.
b. To cause to fall off: The horse threw its rider.
5. Informal To cause confusion or perplexity in; disconcert or nonplus: We didn't let our worries throw us.
6. To put on or off hastily or carelessly: throw on a jacket.
a. To put suddenly or forcefully into a given condition, position, or activity: threw him into a fit of laughter; threw some supper together; threw her leg over the arm of the chair.
b. To devote, apply, or direct: threw all their resources into the new endeavor; threw the blame onto the others.
8. To form on a potter's wheel: throw a vase.
9. To twist (fibers) into thread.
10. Games
a. To roll (dice).
b. To roll (a particular combination) with dice.
c. To discard or play (a card).
11. To send forth; project: She threw me a look of encouragement.
12. To cause (one's voice) to seem to come from a source other than oneself.
13. To cause to fall on or over something; cast: The rising sun threw shadows across the lawn. We threw sheets over the furniture before we painted the ceiling.
14. To bear (young). Used of cows or horses, for example.
15. To arrange or give (a party, for example).
16. To move (a lever or switch) in order to activate, deactivate, or control a device.
17. Informal To lose or give up (a contest, for example) purposely.
18. To abandon oneself to; have: heard the news and threw a fit.
19. To commit (oneself), especially for leniency or support: threw himself on the mercy of the court.
20. To deliver (a punch), as in boxing: threw a left hook.
To cast, fling, or hurl something.
1. The act or an instance of throwing.
2. The distance to which something is or can be thrown: a stone's throw away.
3. Games
a. A roll or cast of dice.
b. The combination of numbers so obtained.
4. Informal A single chance, venture, or instance: "could afford up to forty-five bucks a throw to wax sentimental over their heritage" (John Simon).
5. Sports The act of throwing or a technique used to throw an opponent in wrestling or the martial arts.
a. A light blanket or coverlet, such as an afghan.
b. A scarf or shawl.
a. The radius of a circle described by a crank, cam, or similar machine part.
b. The maximum displacement of a machine part moved by another part, such as a crank or cam.
8. Geology The amount of vertical displacement of a fault.

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