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Definitions of throw:
- noun: the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
Example: "The catcher made a good throw to second base"
- noun: the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
Example: "He risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
- noun: bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
- noun: the distance that something can be thrown
Example: "It is just a stone's throw from here"
- noun: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
- noun: a single chance or instance
Example: "He couldn't afford $50 a throw"
- verb: move violently, energetically, or carelessly
- verb: to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
Example: "Throw the car into reverse"
- verb: throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
Example: "Throw a six"
- verb: place or put with great energy
- verb: project through the air
Example: "Throw a frisbee"
- verb: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
Example: "Throw the lever"
- verb: cause to fall off
- verb: make on a potter's wheel
- verb: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
- verb: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
Example: "Throw a glance"
- verb: utter with force; utter vehemently
Example: "Throw accusations at someone"
- verb: organize or be responsible for
Example: "Have, throw, or make a party"
- verb: put or send forth
- verb: cause to be confused emotionally
- verb: get rid of
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