Definitions for throwθroʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
throwθroʊ(v.; n.)threw, thrown, throw•ing
(v.t.)to propel from the hand by a sudden forward motion:
to throw a ball.
to hurl or project (a missile), as a gun does.
to project or cast (light, a shadow, etc.).
to project (the voice).
to direct (one's voice) so as to appear to come from a different source, as in ventriloquism.
to direct or send forth (words, a glance, etc.).
to put into some place, condition, etc., as if by hurling:
to throw someone into prison.
to move (a lever or the like) in order to turn on, disconnect, etc., an apparatus or mechanism: to throw the switch. to connect, engage, disconnect, or disengage by such a procedure:
to throw the current.
to shape on a potter's wheel.
to deliver (a blow or punch.)
(in wrestling) to hurl (an opponent) to the ground.
to play (a card).
to lose (a game, race, or other contest) intentionally, as for a bribe.
to cast (dice). to make (a cast) at dice.
(of an animal, as a horse) to cause (someone) to fall off; unseat.
to give or host:
to throw a lavish party.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(of domestic animals) to bring forth (young).
Category: Animal Husbandry
to twist (filaments) without attenuation in the production of yarn or thread.
to amaze or confuse:
The dark glasses really threw me.
(v.i.)to cast, fling, or hurl a missile or the like.
throw away, to dispose of; discard. to employ wastefully; squander. to fail to use; miss (a chance, opportunity, etc.). (of an actor) to speak (lines, a joke, etc.) casually or indifferently.
Category: Verb Phrase
throw in, to add as a bonus or gratuity. to interject, as a comment. to abandon (a hand) in a card game.
Category: Verb Phrase, Games
throw off, to free oneself of; cast aside. to escape from or delay, as a pursuer. to give off; discharge. to perform or produce with ease: to confuse; fluster. Australian Slang. to criticize or ridicule (usu. fol. by at).
to throw off a few jokes.
Category: Verb Phrase
throw out, to cast away; discard; reject. to cause (a runner in baseball) to be out by throwing the ball to a teammate who prevents the runner from reaching base safely. to eject from a place, esp. forcibly. to expel, as from membership in a club.
Category: Verb Phrase, Sport
throw over, to forsake; abandon.
Category: Verb Phrase
throw together, to make hurriedly and haphazardly. to cause to associate:
bitter enemies thrown together by circumstance.
Category: Verb Phrase
throw up, to give up; relinquish. to build hastily. to vomit. to point out, as an error. (of a hawk) to fly suddenly upward.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)an act or instance of throwing or casting; cast; fling.
the distance to which something can be thrown:
a stone's throw.
the distance between the center of a crankshaft and the center of the crankpins, equal to one half of the piston stroke. the distance between the center of a crankshaft and the center of an eccentric. the movement of a reciprocating part in one direction.
the length of a beam of light: a spotlight with a throw of 500 feet.
a scarf, boa, shawl, or the like.
a lightweight blanket; afghan.
a cast of dice or the number thrown.
the act, method, or an instance of throwing an opponent in wrestling.
Idioms for throw:
ordered four suits at $300 a throw.
Category: Idiom, Common Vocabulary
throw in the sponge or towel,to concede defeat; give up.
Category: Idiom, Informal
throw oneself at,to strive to attract the interest or affections of.
throw oneself into,to engage in with energy and enthusiasm.
Origin of throw:
bef. 1000; ME throwen, thrawen, OE thrāwan to twist, turn, c. OS thrāian, OHG drā(j)en, drāwen
the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
"the catcher made a good throw to second base"
a single chance or instance
"he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
throw, stroke, cam stroke(noun)
the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
propel through the air
"throw a frisbee"
move violently, energetically, or carelessly
"She threw herself forwards"
shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop(verb)
get rid of
"he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
place or put with great energy
"She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
"Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
throw, flip, switch(verb)
cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
"switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
project, cast, contrive, throw(verb)
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"
to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
"Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw(verb)
cause to be confused emotionally
utter with force; utter vehemently
"hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
hold, throw, have, make, give(verb)
organize or be responsible for
"hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
make on a potter's wheel
"she threw a beautiful teapot"
cause to fall off
"The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
"Throw a six"
confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate(verb)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make sth go through the air, using your hand and arm
He threw the ball to me.; Throw me the ball.; kids learning how to throw
to move sth somewhere quickly and forcefully
The crash threw him out of the car.
to put sth down carelessly
He threw his clothes on the bed.
to cause sb to be suddenly in another state
The alarm bells threw the school into confusion.
to move a part of your body quickly
She threw her arms up in disgust.; I threw myself into a chair.
to look at sb with a particular expression
Sam threw me a worried look.
to let dice fall in a game
Throw the dice.
to be the host of a party
Manny's throwing a party on Friday.
to hit sb with your fist
to make sb feel shocked and confused
The news really threw me.
to become very involved in an activity
She threw herself into her art.
the act of throwing a ball
That was a great throw.
pain; especially, pain of travail; throe
time; while; space of time; moment; trice
to fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; -- distinguished from to toss, or to bowl
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
to drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock
to cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river
to overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist
to cast, as dice; to venture at dice
to put on hastily; to spread carelessly
to divest or strip one's self of; to put off
to form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels
to give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent
to bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; -- said especially of rabbits
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
to perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice
the act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast
a stroke; a blow
the distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw
a cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw
an effort; a violent sally
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
a potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 (a)
a turner's lathe; a throwe
the amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; -- according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
In a galvanometer the instantaneous deflection of the needle when the contact or closing of the circuit is instantaneous, or when the discharge is completed before the needle begins to move. The throw of the needle is the datum sought when the ballistic galvanometer is used. Synonym--Elongation.
Translations for throw
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to send through the air with force; to hurl or fling
He threw the ball to her / threw her the ball.
- atirarPortuguese (BR)
- ρίχνω, πετώGreek
- lanzar, tirarSpanish
- پرتاب کردنFarsi
- jeter, lancerFrench
- gettare, lanciareItalian
- mesti, sviestiLithuanian
- mest; sviestLatvian
- kaste, hive, slengeNorwegian
- a arunca, a lansaRomanian
- бросать; кидатьRussian
- atmak, fırlatmakTurkish
- 擲，拋，投Chinese (Trad.)
- 掷，抛，投Chinese (Simp.)
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