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throw

 
Noun throw has 6 senses
  1. throw - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    propulsion, actuation
    --1 has particulars:
     bowling; fling; heave, heaving; hurl, cast; leaner; pass, toss, flip; pitch; pitch, delivery; ringer; shy; slinging; throw-in
    Derived form: verb throw1
  2. throw - a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
    --2 is a kind of
    opportunity, chance
  3. throw, stroke, cam stroke - the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    --3 is a kind of movement, motion
    --3 has particulars: instroke; outstroke
  4. throw - the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone's throw from here"
    --4 is a kind of
    distance
    Derived form: verb throw1
  5. throw - bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
    --5 is a kind of
    bedclothes, bed clothing, bedding
    Derived form: verb throw4
  6. throw - the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
    --6 is a kind of
    gambling, gaming, play
    --6 has particulars: cast, roll; flip, toss
Verb throw has 15 senses
  1. throw - project through the air; "throw a frisbee"
    --1 is one way to
    propel, impel
    Derived forms: noun throw4, noun throw1, noun thrower2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. throw - move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"
    --2 is one way to
    move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop - get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
    --3 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. throw, thrust - place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
    --4 is one way to put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun throw5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  5. give, throw - convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
    --5 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody something
  6. throw, flip, switch - cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
    --6 is one way to engage, mesh, lock, operate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  7. project, cast, contrive, throw - 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"
    --7 is one way to send, direct
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. throw - to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
    --8 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  9. bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw - cause to be confused emotionally
    --9 is one way to upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will throw him
    The good news will throw her
    The performance is likely to throw Sue
  10. hurl, throw - utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
    --10 is one way to express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. hold, throw, have, make, give - organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
    --11 is one way to direct
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. throw - make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
    --12 is one way to
    shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
    Derived form: noun thrower3
    Sample sentence:
    Did he throw his major works over a short period of time?
  13. throw - cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
    --13 is one way to
    dislodge, displace, bump
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  14. throw - throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"
    --14 is one way to
    turn, release
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  15. confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate - 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"
    --15 is one way to be
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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