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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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