|1.||[ verb ] project through the air|
"throw a frisbee"
|Related terms:||propel fling hurl chuck heave fan drive pelt lob flip skim juggle volley deliver jettison ground ridge defenestrate deep-six shy prostrate pass slam|
|2.||[ verb ] move violently, energetically, or carelessly|
"She threw herself forwards"
|3.||[ verb ] get rid of|
|Synonyms:||shed shake_off throw_off cast_off throw_away drop cast|
"he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"
|Related terms:||remove autotomize exfoliate abscise shed|
|4.||[ verb ] place or put with great energy|
"She threw the blanket around the child" "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
|Related terms:||situate put pop jab|
|5.||[ verb ] convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture|
"Throw a glance" "She gave me a dirty look"
|6.||[ verb ] cause to go on or t be engaged; set in operation|
"switch on the light" "throw the lever"
|Related terms:||engage switch_on switch_off switch|
|7.||[ verb ] put or send forth|
|Synonyms:||cast contrive project|
"She threw the flashlight beam into the corner" "The setting sun threw long shadows" "cast a spell" "cast a warm light"
|Related terms:||send shoot hurl|
|8.||[ noun ] the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)|
"the catcher made a good throw to second base"
|Related terms:||propulsion pitch pass slinging heave leaner shy hurl ringer fling pitch bowling throw-in|
|9.||[ verb ] utter with force; utter vehemently|
"hurl insults" "throw accusations at someone"
|10.||[ verb ] cause to be confused emotionally|
|Synonyms:||bewilder discombobulate bemuse|
|Related terms:||upset confusion|
|11.||[ verb ] to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly;|
"Jane threw dinner together", throw the car into reverse"
|Related terms:||situate put|
|12.||[ verb ] organize or be responsible for|
|Synonyms:||hold have give make|
"hold a reception," "have, throw, or make a party", "give a course", etc.
|13.||[ noun ] (informal) a single chance or instance|
"he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
|Related terms:||opportunity colloquialism|
|14.||[ verb ] make on a potter's wheel|
"she threw a beautiful teapot"
|Related terms:||shape potter|
|15.||[ verb ] throw out onto a flat surface, as of die|
"Throw a six"
|Related terms:||release turn shoot|
|16.||[ noun ] (transportation) the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam|
|Related terms:||movement outstroke instroke|
|17.||[ noun ] the distance that something can be thrown|
"it is just a stone's throw from here"
|18.||[ verb ] cause to fall off|
"The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
|19.||[ verb ] be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly|
|Synonyms:||confuse confound befuddle bedevil fuddle discombobulate fox|
: "These questions confuse even the experts" "This question completely threw me" "This question befuddled even the teacher"
|Related terms:||be perplex disorient demoralize confuse confusion|
|20.||[ noun ] bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something|
|21.||[ noun ] (games) the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly|
"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
|Related terms:||gambling flip cast|