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"
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
A throw is a martial arts term for a grappling technique that involves off-balancing or lifting an opponent, and throwing them to the ground, in Japanese martial arts referred to as nage-waza, 投げ技, "throwing technique". Throws usually involve a rotating motion, the practitioner performing the throw disconnects with the opponent, and ends balanced and on their feet as opposed to a takedown where both finish on the ground. Throws can however also be followed into a top position, in which case the person executing the throw does not disengage from the opponent. Certain throwing techniques called sacrifice throws involve putting oneself in a potentially disadvantageous position, such as on the ground, in order to execute a throw.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
thrō, 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 (thrōō); pa.p. thrōwn.—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-tā′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. torquēre.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A cast of the hand-lead.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'throw' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3661
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'throw' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1288
Rank popularity for the word 'throw' in Verbs Frequency: #198
The numerical value of throw in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of throw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of throw in a Sentence
I think it's irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.
We just need to get rid of him and throw him in the trash.
Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
When I missed the pitch, I knew I thought it was the best pitch that Watson was gonna throw me, so I was a little upset, and [Hundley] told me to stop complaining, get back into the box. And when I got in his face, he told me to also get out of his face. So that's when I got upset. I didn't like that he was telling me what to do, and then he said some words to me in English that I really can't repeat.
Be too great, like the Sun, to retaliate when lesser men throw stones at you.
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- صب, رمى, اندفعArabic
- кіда́ць, кі́нуцьBelarusian
- llançar, tirarCatalan, Valencian
- vrhnout, vrhatCzech
- ρίχνω, ρίψηGreek
- arrojar, lanzar, tirar, lanzamientoSpanish
- nakata, heitellä, nakella, viskaista, heittää, viskata, viskoa, viskellä, paiskoa, paiskata, paiskaista, kääntää, dreijata, peite, päällinen, kappale, heitto, peittoFinnish
- blaka, kastaFaroese
- déplacer, bouger, jeter, lancer, lancement, jetFrench
- tilgScottish Gaelic
- lanzar, tirarGalician
- זרק, העיף, זריקהHebrew
- նետել, գցելArmenian
- varpa, verpa, kasta, fleygja, hendaIcelandic
- gettare, lanciare, tirareItalian
- 投じる, 投げる, 手を抜く, 投げJapanese
- បោះ, ចោលKhmer
- هاوێشتن, فڕێدانKurdish
- iacto, iacioLatin
- geheienLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ຖິ້ມ, ຂວ້າງLao
- sviest, mestLatvian
- werpen, afwerpen, omgooien, gooien, smijten, kleien, worp, verplaatsing, gooiDutch
- kaste, hive, kast, teppeNorwegian
- rzucać, rzucićPolish
- atirar, arremessar, lançar, entregar, lançamento, arremessoPortuguese
- chanqay, chuqay, wikch'uy, chamqayQuechua
- bittar, lantscharRomansh
- arunca, a deplasaRomanian
- кида́ть, метну́ть, ски́дывать, швыря́ть, ски́нуть, сбра́сывать, переключи́ть, лепи́ть, броса́ть, бро́сить, ки́нуть, мета́ть, сбро́сить, швырну́ть, переключа́ть, слепи́ть, бросо́к, покрыва́лоRussian
- baciti, бацитиSerbo-Croatian
- ගසනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- hodiť, vrhnúťSlovak
- vreči, metSlovene
- kasta, dreja, tippa, välta, kast, överkastSwedish
- ขว้าง, โยน, ปาThai
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