Pronunciation: thrų
n.1.Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe.
1.Time; while; space of time; moment; trice.
I will with Thomas speak a little throw.
- Chaucer.
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.
[imp. Threw (thrų); p. p. Thrown (thrōn); p. pr. & vb. n. Throwing.]
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.
7.To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
8.To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.
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.
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.
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.
To throw on
e - to cast on; to load.
To throw one's self down
to lie down neglectively or suddenly.
To throw one's self on
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.
b - To utter; to give utterance to; to speak; as, to throw out insinuation or observation.
- Swift.
c - To distance; to leave behind.
- Spenser.
d - To cause to project; as, to throw out a pier or an abutment.
- Addison.
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.
b - To reject from the stomach; to vomit.
- Addison.
c - To construct hastily; as, to throw up a breastwork of earth.
v. i.1.To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice.
To throw about
to cast about; to try expedients.
n.1.The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast.
2.A stroke; a blow.
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.
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.
9.(Mining) The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; - according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.
Noun1.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"
2.throw - a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
3.throw - the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
Synonyms: cam stroke, stroke
4.throw - the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone's throw from here"
5.throw - bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
6.throw - the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
Verb1.throw - project through the air; "throw a frisbee"
2.throw - move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"
3.throw - get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
4.throw - place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
Synonyms: thrust
5.throw - convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
Synonyms: give
6.throw - cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
Synonyms: flip, switch
7.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"
Synonyms: cast, contrive, project
8.throw - to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
9.throw - cause to be confused emotionally
10.throw - utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
Synonyms: hurl
11.throw - organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
Synonyms: hold, give, have, make
12.throw - make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
13.throw - cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
14.throw - throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"
15.throw - 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"
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Translate Throw to Spanish, Translate Throw to German, Translate Throw to French
through an experiment
through and through
Through bolt
Through bridge
Through cold
through empirical observation
Through stone
Through thick and thin
Through ticket
Through train
through with
-- Throw --
throw a fit
throw away
Throw back
throw cold water on
throw in
throw in the towel
Throw lathe
throw off
throw out
throw out of kilter
throw overboard
throw pillow
throw rug
throw stick
throw together
throw up
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