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Definitions of throw

  1. 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
  2. cause to be confused emotionally Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. cause to go on or t be engaged; set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone's throw from here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (informal) a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. place with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. project through the air; "throw a frisbee" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. A stroke; a blow. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Time; while; space of time; moment; trice. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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
  29. To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To cast, as dice; to venture at dice. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To divest or strip one's self of; to put off. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. 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
  38. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. An effort; a violent sally. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. 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
  44. A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 (a). Webster Dictionary DB
  45. A turner's lathe; a throwe. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. 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
  47. To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; - said especially of rabbits. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. 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
  49. 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.
  50. To cast an object to a distance by force; fling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. 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.
  52. Threw. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. Thrown. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  54. Throwing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. THROWER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. A cast; fling. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  60. To hurl; fling; cast; project; cast down; twist; turn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  61. To fling, hurl, or cast forth; overturn; prostrate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. To send an object through the air by force. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. An act of throwing; a fling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. The distance a missile is thrown. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. To perform the act of throwing: to cast dice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; -- distinguished from to toss, or to bowl. mso.anu.edu.au
  71. To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; -- said especially of rabbits. mso.anu.edu.au
  72. The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; -- according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow. mso.anu.edu.au
  73. To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; distinguished from to toss, or to bowl. dictgcide_fs
  74. To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; said especially of rabbits. dictgcide_fs
  75. 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. dictgcide_fs
  76. The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow. dictgcide_fs
  77. thr[=o], v.t. 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.--v.i. to cast or hurl: to cast dice:--pa.t. threw (thr[=oo]); pa.p. thr[=o]wn.--n. the act of throwing; a cast, esp. of dice: the distance to which anything may be thrown: a violent effort.--ns. THROW'ER; THROW'ING-T[=A]'BLE, a potter's wheel.--adj. THROWN, twisted.--ns. THROWN'-SILK, organzine, silk thread formed by twisting together two or more threads or singles; THROW'STER, one who throws silk: a gambler; THROW'-STICK, a weapon thrown whirling from the hand, as the boomerang.--THROW ABOUT (Spens.), to cast about or try expedients; THROW AWAY, to lose by neglect or folly, to spend in vain, to reject; THROW BACK, to retort, to refuse: to revert to some ancestral character, to show atavism; THROW BY, to reject, to lay aside as of no use; THROW DOWN, to destroy, to subvert: to depress; THROW IN, to inject, as a fluid, to put in or deposit along with others, to add as an extra; THROW LIGHT ON, to make clear; THROW OFF, to expel, to reject, to renounce: to give forth in an unpremeditated manner; THROW ON, to put on hastily; THROW ONE'S SELF INTO, to engage heartily in; THROW ONE'S SELF ON, or UPON, to cast one's confidence upon, to resign one's self to; THROW OPEN, to cause to swing wide open, to make freely accessible; THROW OUT, to cast out, to reject, to expel: to emit, to utter carelessly, to cause to project: to put into confusion, to confuse: to distance, leave behind; THROW OVER, to discard or desert; THROW UP, to hoist or raise, to raise hastily: to enlarge, as a picture reflected on a screen: to give up, to resign: to vomit. [A.S. thráwan, to turn, to twist; Ger. drehen, to twist, L. torqu[=e]re.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  78. (threw pr. -oo, thrown pr. -on). Fling, hurl, cast, lit. & fig., esp. with some force or violence, as must not t. stones, threw the ball over his head, learnt to t. a fly (in fishing), mortars t. shell, hose throws water, house thrown down by earthquake, ship was thrown upon the coast, thrown from his horse, was thrown into a dilemma or upon his own resources, t. Cold water on, t. a SOP to, t. light on the matter, help to explain it, t. down the GLOVE, t. DUST in person\'s eyes; (of wrestler, horse) bring (antagonist, rider) to the ground; put (clothes &c.) carelessly or hastily on, off, over one\'s shoulder\'s &c., (of snake) cast (skin); (of animals, e.g. rabbits, pigeons) bring forth (young); make (specified cast) with dice, as threw deuce-ace; twist (silk &c.) into threads; turn, direct, move esp. quickly (esp. part of body), as threw his eyes to the ground, a glance backwards, his arms up, his head back. T. away, (fig.) part with needlessly or recklessly, lose by neglect, as threw away all his advantages, an excellent offer. T. back, revert to ancestral character. T. oneself down, lie down. T. in: (also t. into the bargain) add (thing) to a bargain without extra charge; interpose (word, remark) by way of parenthesis or casually; t. in one\'s lot with, decide to share the fortunes of. T. oneself into, engage vigorously in. T. off: discard (acquaintance &c.); contrive to get rid of (illness, troublesome companion); abandon (disguise); produce, deliver, (poem, epigram) in offhand manner; (& see above). T. oneself on, upon, place one\'s reliance on (the mercy of the court &c.). T. open: open suddenly or wide; make accessible (to all comers &c.); t. open the door to, make possible. T. out: cast out; build (wing of House, pier, projecting or prominent thing); suggest, insinuate; reject (bill in Parliament). T. over, desert, abandon, T. overboard, see OVER-( 2). T. up: lift up (window-sash); resign (office); vomit (t. & i.); t. up the SPONGE. Hence (-)thrower n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  79. Throwing, cast; cast of dice; cast of fishing-line; distance a missile is or may be thrown, as record t. with the hammer, a stone\'s t., (loosely) slight distance; (Geol., Mining) fault, leap, in strata; machine, device, giving rapid rotary motion; t.-off, start in hunt or race; t.-stick, club, stick, meant to be whirled from the hand, e.g. boomerang. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  80. (Also) shape (round pottery) on potter\'s lathe. t. off, (also, of hounds or hunt, & transf.) begin hunting, make a start, (n.) such start (at the first t.-o.); t. oneself, one\'s daughter, &c., at the head of, try openly to catch as husband; t. out, (also) distract (person speaking, thinking, or acting) from the matter in hand so that he blunders or stops, (Cricket, of fielder) put out (batsman) by throwing at wicket. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  81. n. Act of hurling or flinging ; a driving or propelling from the hand or from an engine;-a cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast;-the distance which a missile is or may be thrown. Cabinet Dictionary

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