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    throw - Dictionary definition and meaning for word throw

    Definition
    (noun) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
    Example Sentence
    • the catcher made a good throw to second base
    Definition
    (noun) a single chance or instance
    Example Sentence
    • he couldn't afford $50 a throw
    Definition
    (noun) the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    Synonyms : cam stroke , stroke
    Definition
    (noun) bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something Definition
    (noun) casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
    Example Sentence
    • he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice
    Definition
    (verb) propel through the air
    Example Sentence
    • throw a frisbee
    Definition
    (verb) move violently, energetically, or carelessly
    Example Sentence
    • She threw herself forwards
    Definition
    (verb) get rid of
    Example Sentence
    • he shed his image as a pushy boss
    • shed your clothes
    Definition
    (verb) place or put with great energy
    Synonyms : thrust
    Example Sentence
    • She threw the blanket around the child
    • thrust the money in the hands of the beggar
    Definition
    (verb) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
    Synonyms : give
    Example Sentence
    • Throw a glance
    • She gave me a dirty look
    Definition
    (verb) cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
    Synonyms : flip , switch
    Example Sentence
    • switch on the light
    • throw the lever
    Definition
    (verb) put or send forth
    Synonyms : cast , contrive , project
    Example Sentence
    • She threw the flashlight beam into the corner
    • The setting sun threw long shadows
    • cast a spell
    • cast a warm light
    Definition
    (verb) to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
    Example Sentence
    • Jane threw dinner together
    • throw the car into reverse
    Definition
    (verb) cause to be confused emotionally
    Synonyms : bemuse , bewilder , discombobulate
    Definition
    (verb) utter with force; utter vehemently
    Synonyms : hurl
    Example Sentence
    • hurl insults
    • throw accusations at someone
    Definition
    (verb) organize or be responsible for
    Synonyms : give , have , hold , make
    Example Sentence
    • hold a reception
    • have, throw, or make a party
    • give a course
    Definition
    (verb) make on a potter's wheel
    Example Sentence
    • she threw a beautiful teapot
    Definition
    (verb) cause to fall off
    Example Sentence
    • The horse threw its inexperienced rider
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    (verb) throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
    Example Sentence
    • Throw a six
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    (verb) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    Example Sentence
    • These questions confuse even the experts
    • This question completely threw me
    • This question befuddled even the teacher
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