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"

Related terms: move
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
Synonyms: thrust

"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
Synonyms: give

"Throw a glance" "She gave me a dirty look"

Related terms: communicate
6. [ verb ] cause to go on or t be engaged; set in operation
Synonyms: flip switch

"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
Synonyms: hurl

"hurl insults" "throw accusations at someone"

Related terms: express
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.

Related terms: direct
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
Synonyms: stroke cam_stroke
Related terms: movement outstroke instroke
17. [ noun ] the distance that something can be thrown

"it is just a stone's throw from here"

Related terms: distance
18. [ verb ] cause to fall off

"The horse threw its unexperienced rider"

Related terms: dislodge
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
Related terms: bedclothes
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
Similar spelling:   Thor