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  Definition of throw
  1. 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. the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
  3. bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
  4. the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone''s throw from here"
  5. the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
  6. a single chance or instance; "he couldn''t afford $50 a throw"
  7. 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"
  8. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
  9. utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
  10. throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"
  11. place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
  12. project through the air; "throw a frisbee"
  13. cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
  14. get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
  15. cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
  16. 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"
  17. make on a potter''s wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
  18. organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
  19. cause to be confused emotionally
  20. move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"
  21. to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
Similar Words: stroke, cam stroke, confuse, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate, give, hurl, thrust, flip, switch, shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw off, throw away, drop, project, contrive, hold, have, make, bewilder, bemuse


Hyponyms: bowling, fling, heave, heaving, hurl, cast, leaner, pass, toss, flip, pitch, delivery, ringer, shy, slinging, throw-in, roll, instroke, outstroke, demoralize, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, disorient, disorientate, shoot, pop, slam, flap down, ground, prostrate, hurtle, pelt, bombard, defenestrate, deliver, drive, deep-six, throw overboard, ridge, jettison, lob, chuck, skim, skip, skitter, juggle, flick, switch on, turn on, switch off, cut, turn off, turn out, shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough, abscise, exfoliate, autotomize, autotomise


Grouped Verbs: confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off


Derivational Morphology: thrust, confusion, discombobulation, bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement, mental confusion, confusedness, disarray, jab, jabbing, poke, poking, thrusting, thrower, switch, electric switch, electrical switch, hurl, cast, potter, ceramicist, ceramist


Anagrams: worth, Worth, wroth


Language Translations:
Dutch: werpen   Finnish: heittää  
French: jeter   Hebrew: זרק  
Italian: gettare   Japanese: sc=Jpan  
Portuguese: lançar   Russian: бросать  
Slovene: vreči   Swahili: kutupa  
Swedish: kasta  
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