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Definitions of throw

  1. To perform the act of throwing: to cast dice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To fling or cast in any manner; to drive to a distance from the hand or from an engine; to propel; to send; as, to throw stones or dust with the hand; a cannon throws a ball; a fire engine throws a stream of water to extinguish flames. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To cast, as dice; to venture at dice. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To divest or strip one's self of; to put off. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; - distinguished from to toss, or to bowl. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; - said especially of rabbits. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To fling or hurl; cast to a distance; cast in any manner, as a ball or dice; to unseat or upset; to lay flat, as in wrestling; put onm hastily, as clothing; to spin, as filaments of silk, into thread. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To hurl: to fling: to wind or twist together, as yarn: to form on a wheel, as pottery: to venture at dice: to put off: to put on or spread carelessly: to cast down in wrestling. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To hurl; fling; cast; project; cast down; twist; turn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To fling, hurl, or cast forth; overturn; prostrate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To cast an object to a distance by force; fling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To cast or hurl: to cast dice:-pa.t. threw; pa.p. thrown. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. cause to be confused emotionally Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. place with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. To send an object through the air by force. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To fling or cast In any manner; to drive to a distance from the hand or from an engine; to wind; to venture at dice; to shed or put oft; to put on; to prostrate in wrestling; to drive by violence or dash. To throw away, to lose by neglect or folly; to waste; to reject. To throw by, to lay aside. To throw down, to overthrow. To throw in, to inject; to put in. To throw off, to expel; to discard. To throw on, to cast on. To throw out, to cast out; to reject; to utter. To throw up, to resign. To throw one's self on, to resign one's self to the clemency of another. To throw silk, to twist singles into a cord. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To send to a distance by flinging or casting, as from the hand; to whirl; in the silk manufacture, to unite and twist by whirling; to toss; to cast; to put or place carelessly; to overturn or prostrate, as in wrestling; to perform the act of hurling or casting. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Throwing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Thrown. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone's throw from here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. (informal) a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. project through the air; "throw a frisbee" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. A stroke; a blow. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. Time; while; space of time; moment; trice. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To twist two or more filaments of, as silk, so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; -- sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. An effort; a violent sally. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. The extreme movement given to a sliding or vibrating reciprocating piece by a cam, crank, eccentric, or the like; travel; stroke; as, the throw of a slide valve. Also, frequently, the length of the radius of a crank, or the eccentricity of an eccentric; as, the throw of the crank of a steam engine is equal to half the stroke of the piston. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 (a). Webster Dictionary DB
  55. A turner's lathe; a throwe. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; - according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. The act of flinging or hurling; a cast of dice; a venture; the distance an object can be hurled; as, within a stone's throw; stroke, as of a slide valve; a piece of drapery for the back of a chair, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  58. The act of throwing: a cast, esp. of dice: the distance to which anything may be thrown: a violent effort. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  59. THROWER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. A cast; fling. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  61. An act of throwing; a fling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. The distance a missile is thrown. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. Act of throwing; a cast of dice; venture or hazard; a stroke; the distance to which a missile may be thrown. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  64. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propeling, as from the hand or flinging; a driving or propelling, as from the hand or from an engine; a cast, as of dice; the distance to which a thing is or may be thrown, as a stone's-throw; a stroke. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  65. Threw. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for throw

  1. Don't throw 'em away, though. – Left End Edwards by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. I hear those people throw plenty of ducats out of window just now. – Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Francis Hueffer (translator)
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