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Definition 1: the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the catcher made a good throw to second base

(throw is a kind of ...) the act of propelling

(... is a kind of throw ) (rugby) an act or instance of throwing a ball in to put it into play

(... is a kind of throw ) throwing with a wide motion (as if with a sling)

(... is a kind of throw ) a quick throw

"he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman"

(... is a kind of throw ) (horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg

(... is a kind of throw ) (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

(... is a kind of throw ) the action or manner of throwing something

"his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"

(... is a kind of throw ) (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team

"the pass was fumbled"

(... is a kind of throw ) (horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake

(... is a kind of throw ) a violent throw

(... is a kind of throw ) throwing something heavy (with great effort)

"he gave it a mighty heave" "he was not good at heaving passes"

(... is a kind of throw ) the act of flinging

(... is a kind of throw ) (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman

(... is a kind of throw ) a sudden, quick movement

"with a flip of the wrist" "the fish flipped over"

Definition 2: casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly - [noun denoting act]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice

(throw is a kind of ...) the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

"his gambling cost him a fortune" "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"

(... is a kind of throw ) the act of throwing dice

(... is a kind of throw ) the act of flipping a coin

Definition 3: bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something - [noun denoting artifact]

(throw is a kind of ...) coverings that are used on a bed

Definition 4: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for throw in the sense of this definition

(throw is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

(... is a kind of throw ) the stroke of an engine piston moving away from the crankshaft

(... is a kind of throw ) the stroke of an engine piston moving toward the crankshaft

Definition 5: a single chance or instance - [noun denoting state]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he couldn't afford $50 a throw

(throw is a kind of ...) a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

"the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington" "now is your chance"

(throw is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 6: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly - [verb of cognition]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These questions confuse even the experts
  • This question completely threw me
  • This question befuddled even the teacher

Synonyms for throw in the sense of this definition

(throw is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of throw ) confuse or put into disorder

"the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"

(... is a kind of throw ) be a mystery or bewildering to

"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"

(... is a kind of throw ) cause to be lost or disoriented

(throw has a similar meaning as ...) cause to feel embarrassment

"The constant attention of the young man confused her"

Definition 7: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture - [verb of communication]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Throw a glance
  • She gave me a dirty look

Synonyms for throw in the sense of this definition

(throw is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

Definition 8: utter with force; utter vehemently - [verb of communication]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hurl insults
  • throw accusations at someone

Synonyms for throw in the sense of this definition

(throw is a kind of ...) articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise

"She expressed her anger" "He uttered a curse"

Definition 9: propel through the air - [verb of contact]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • throw a frisbee

(throw is a kind of ...) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw violently

"He slammed the book on the table"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw as from an airplane

(... is a kind of throw ) throw with force or recklessness

"fling the frisbee"

(... is a kind of throw ) propel in a high arc

"lob the tennis ball"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw carelessly

"chuck the ball"

(... is a kind of throw ) cause to skip over a surface

"Skip a stone across the pond"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw, catch, and keep in the air several things simultaneously

(... is a kind of throw ) cause to move with a flick

"he flicked his Bic"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides

"He ridged his corn"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw from a boat

(... is a kind of throw ) cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force

"drive the ball far out into the field"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

(... is a kind of throw ) throw down flat, as on the ground

"She prostrated herself with frustration"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw forcefully

(... is a kind of throw ) throw with great effort

(... is a kind of throw ) cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile

"They pelted each other with snowballs"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw through or out of the window

"The rebels stormed the palace and defenestrated the President"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball

"The pitcher delivered the ball"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw quickly

(... is a kind of throw ) throw (a ball) to another player

"Smith passed"

Definition 10: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation - [verb of contact]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • switch on the light
  • throw the lever

Synonyms for throw in the sense of this definition

(throw is a kind of ...) keep engaged

"engaged the gears"

(... is a kind of throw ) cause to operate by flipping a switch

"switch on the light" "turn on the stereo"

(... is a kind of throw ) cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch

"Turn off the stereo, please" "cut the engine" "turn out the lights"

Definition 11: place or put with great energy - [verb of contact]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She threw the blanket around the child
  • thrust the money in the hands of the beggar

Synonyms for throw in the sense of this definition

(throw is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of throw ) put or thrust suddenly and forcefully

"pop the pizza into the microwave oven" "He popped the petit-four into his mouth"

Definition 12: cause to fall off - [verb of contact]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The horse threw its inexperienced rider

(throw is a kind of ...) remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied

"The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"

Definition 13: get rid of - [verb of contact]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he shed his image as a pushy boss
  • shed your clothes

Synonyms for throw in the sense of this definition

(throw is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of throw ) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

"our dog sheds every Spring"

(... is a kind of throw ) shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue

(... is a kind of throw ) cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters

(... is a kind of throw ) cause a body part to undergo autotomy

Definition 14: throw (a die) out onto a flat surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Throw a six

(throw is a kind of ...) let (something) fall or spill from a container

"turn the flour onto a plate"

(... is a kind of throw ) throw dice, as in a crap game

Definition 15: make on a potter's wheel - [verb of creation]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she threw a beautiful teapot

(throw is a kind of ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

Definition 16: put or send forth - [verb of creation]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She threw the flashlight beam into the corner
  • The setting sun threw long shadows
  • cast a spell
  • cast a warm light

Synonyms for throw in the sense of this definition

(throw is a kind of ...) cause to go somewhere

"The explosion sent the car flying in the air" "She sent her children to camp" "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

(... is a kind of throw ) send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly

"shoot a glance"

Definition 17: organize or be responsible for - [verb of creation]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hold a reception
  • have, throw, or make a party
  • give a course

Synonyms for throw in the sense of this definition

(throw is a kind of ...) be in charge of

Definition 18: cause to be confused emotionally - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for throw in the sense of this definition

(throw is a kind of ...) cause to lose one's composure

Definition 19: move violently, energetically, or carelessly - [verb of motion]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She threw herself forwards

(throw is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

Definition 20: to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly - [verb of motion]

Samples where throw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Jane threw dinner together
  • throw the car into reverse

(throw is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

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