throw

v
1. hurl, sling, toss, cast, fling, dash, pitch, Inf. chuck, Brit. Dial. slat, Scot., Australian. ding; jettison, jaculate, shy, hurtle, pitchfork; launch, send, deliver, impel, propel, project, plunge, precipitate.
2. fell, floor, throw down, bring to the ground, prostrate; vanquish, defeat, drub, discomfit, rout; subjugate, overcome, overthrow, overpower, beat hollow, worst; make [s.o.] bite the dust, trample underfoot, roll in the dust.
3. throw off
a. eject, expel, evict, drive off, cast off; abandon, lay aside, ostracize, renounce, reject, repudiate; deport, relegate, banish; dismiss, strike off the roll, turn out, bundle out, sack, fire, send packing.b. deceive, misdirect, mislead, misrepresent, misinform, misguide, misstate; bewilder, mystify, Sl. flummox, confuse, confound, beguile, delude; put on a false scent, draw a red herring across the trail.
4. throw up
a. abandon, desert, give up, relinquish; resign, abdicate, renounce, abjure.b. vomit, retch, puke, spew, keck, (of babies) Inf. spit up, Inf. heave or heave up, Sl. barf, Sl. lose or spill one's cookies; void, emit, excrete, egest, eject, ejaculate, eruct, eructate.
n
5. cast, fling, pitch, toss, shuck, heave, sling, hurtle, hurl, dart, pelt, jerk, bolt, tilt, shot, shy; ejection, ejaculation, discharge, propulsion, precipitation.
6.Informal. venture, chance, gamble, wager, bet, risk, fortune, hazard, stake; attempt, try, shot.
7. scarf, muffler, comforter; shawl, stole, boa; yashmak, veil, mantilla, burnous cloak.
8. blanket, afghan, cover, counterpane, coverlet, eiderdown, quilt, U.S. comforter.

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  • Throw — Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L. terebra …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw — [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive] 1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem: • There is no point throwing money at the… …   Financial and business terms

  • throw — [thrō] vt. threw, thrown, throwing [ME throwen, to twist, wring, hurl < OE thrawan, to throw, twist, akin to Ger drehen, to twist, turn < IE base * ter , to rub, rub with turning motion, bore > THRASH, THREAD, Gr teirein, L terere, to… …   English World dictionary

  • throw — ► VERB (past threw; past part. thrown) 1) propel with force through the air by a rapid movement of the arm and hand. 2) move or put into place quickly, hurriedly, or roughly. 3) project, direct, or cast (light, an expression, etc.) in a… …   English terms dictionary

  • throw on — To put on hastily • • • Main Entry: ↑throw * * * ˌthrow ˈon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they throw on he/she/it throws on …   Useful english dictionary

  • Throw — Throw, n. 1. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast. [1913 Webster] He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw, He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke; a blow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw — throw, cast, fling, hurl, pitch, toss, sling can all mean to cause to move swiftly forward, sideways, upward, or downward by a propulsive movement (as of the arm) or by means of a propelling instrument or agency. Throw, the general word, is often …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • throw — throw; over·throw·al; throw·er; throw·ster; ca ·throw; …   English syllables

  • throw up — {v.} 1. {informal} or {slang}[heave up]. To vomit. * /The heat made him feel sick and he thought he would throw up./ * /He took the medicine but threw it up a minute later./ 2. {informal} To quit; leave; let go; give up. * /When she broke their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw up — {v.} 1. {informal} or {slang}[heave up]. To vomit. * /The heat made him feel sick and he thought he would throw up./ * /He took the medicine but threw it up a minute later./ 2. {informal} To quit; leave; let go; give up. * /When she broke their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Throw — Throw, v. i. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice. [1913 Webster] {To throw about}, to cast about; to try expedients. [R.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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