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When you throw a ball, you toss it using your hand. When you throw a party, you buy some food and drinks, then invite your friends over.

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Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe.

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"

Noun
the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

Noun
bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

Noun
the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone''s throw from here"

Noun
the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

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Noun
a single chance or instance; "he couldn''t afford $50 a throw"

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"

Verb
convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"

Verb
utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"

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throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"

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place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

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project through the air; "throw a frisbee"

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cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"

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get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

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cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"

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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"

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make on a potter''s wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"

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organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"

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cause to be confused emotionally

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move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"

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to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"


n.
Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe.

n.
Time; while; space of time; moment; trice.

v. t.
To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; -- distinguished from to toss, or to bowl.

v. t.
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.

v. t.
To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock.

v. t.
To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river.

v. t.
To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist.

v. t.
To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.

v. t.
To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.

v. t.
To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.

v. t.
To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels.

v. t.
To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent.

v. t.
To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; -- said especially of rabbits.

v. t.
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.

v. i.
To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice.

n.
The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast.

n.
A stroke; a blow.

n.
The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw.

n.
A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw.

n.
An effort; a violent sally.

n.
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.

n.
A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 (a).

n.
A turner's lathe; a throwe.

n.
The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; -- according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.


Throw

Throw , n. [See Throe.] Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe. [Obs.] Spenser. Dryden.

Throw

Throw, n. [AS. r'beh, r'beg.] Time; while; space of time; moment; trice. [Obs.] Shak.
I will with Thomas speak a little throw.

Throw

Throw, v. t. [imp. Threw ; p. p. Thrown ; p. pr. & vb. n. Throwing.] [OE. rowen, rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. r'bewan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr'bejan, L. terebra an auger, gimlet, Gr. to bore, to turn, to pierce, a hole. Cf. Thread, Trite, Turn, v. t.] 1. To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; -- distinguished from to toss, or to bowl. 2. 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. 3. To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock. 4. (Mil.) To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river. 5. To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist. 6. To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.
Set less than thou throwest.
7. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
O'er his fair limbs a flowery vest he threw.
8. To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.
There the snake throws her enameled skin.
9. (Pottery) To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels. 10. To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent.
I have thrown A brave defiance in King Henry's teeth.
11. To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; -- said especially of rabbits. 12. 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. Tomlinson. To throw away. (a) To lose by neglect or folly; to spend in vain; to bestow without a compensation; as, to throw away time; to throw away money. (b) To reject; as, to throw away a good book, or a good offer. -- To throw back. (a) To retort; to cast back, as a reply. (b) To reject; to refuse. (c) To reflect, as light. -- To throw by, to lay aside; to discard; to neglect as useless; as, to throw by a garment. -- To throw down, to subvert; to overthrow; to destroy; as, to throw down a fence or wall. -- To throw in. (a) To inject, as a fluid. (b) To put in; to deposit with others; to contribute; as, to throw in a few dollars to help make up a fund; to throw in an occasional comment. (c) To add without enumeration or valuation, as something extra to clinch a bargain. -- To throw off. (a) To expel; to free one's self from; as, to throw off a disease. (b) To reject; to discard; to abandon; as, to throw off all sense of shame; to throw off a dependent. (c) To make a start in a hunt or race. [Eng.] -- To throw on, to cast on; to load. -- To throw one's self down, to lie down neglectively or suddenly. -- To throw one's self on ∨ upon. (a) To fall upon. (b) To resign one's self to the favor, clemency, or sustain power of (another); to repose upon. -- To throw out. (a) To cast out; to reject or discard; to expel. "The other two, whom they had thrown out, they were content should enjoy their exile." Swift. "The bill was thrown out." Swift. (b) To utter; to give utterance to; to speak; as, to throw out insinuation or observation. "She throws out thrilling shrieks." Spenser. (c) To distance; to leave behind. Addison. (d) To cause to project; as, to throw out a pier or an abutment. (e) To give forth; to emit; as, an electric lamp throws out a brilliant light. (f) To put out; to confuse; as, a sudden question often throws out an orator. -- To throw over, to abandon the cause of; to desert; to discard; as, to throw over a friend in difficulties. -- To throw up. (a) To resign; to give up; to demit; as, to throw up a commission. "Experienced gamesters throw up their cards when they know that the game is in the enemy's hand." Addison. (b) To reject from the stomach; to vomit. (c) To construct hastily; as, to throw up a breastwork of earth.

Throw

Throw , v. i. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice. To throw about, to cast about; to try expedients. [R.]

Throw

Throw, n. 1. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast.
He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw, He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe.
2. A stroke; a blow. [Obs.]
Nor shield defend the thunder of his throws.
3. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw. 4. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw. 5. An effort; a violent sally. [Obs.]
Your youth admires The throws and swellings of a Roman soul.
6. (Mach.) 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. 7. (Pottery) A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 (a). 8. A turner's lathe; a throwe. [Prov. Eng.] 9. (Mining) The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; -- according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.

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 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.

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Usage Examples

As a team, you need to come from behind every once in awhile just to do it. Good for the attitude. It makes it exciting. And when everybody knows you have to throw it... that makes it fun too.

Every day, every birthday candle I blow out, every penny I throw over my shoulder in a wishing well, every time my daughter says, 'Let's make a wish on a star,' there's one thing I wish for: wisdom.

Cool things happen. Ace's guitar flies through space, goes through a hole, and blows up. I throw drumsticks and they come flying at you.

Education is a fundamental principle of what made America a success. We can't afford to throw any young people away.

Do we fear terrorism so much that we throw out our Constitution, and are we unwilling and afraid to debate our Constitution?

For a good workout, I go to At One Fitness in North Hollywood, where my trainer, Jon Allsop, puts me through it all. I like it because it's a small gym and I've known the people for a long time. Jon will have me do cross-training where I'll lift weights, jump rope, throw around a medicine ball and I never get to stop.

Canadians are very well behaved, they don't throw their food.

Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you're sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It's about control.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain.

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

Capitalism is using its money we socialists throw it away.

Every now and then I read a poem that does touch something in me, but I never turn to poetry for solace or pleasure in the way that I throw myself into prose.

Don't throw petals on the floor if they have no meaning. I would rather have a fun, casual relationship than have someone pretending they're completely in love with me.

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