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throw

throw

 
 
pronunciation:
thro
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: threw, throwing, thrown, throws
definition 1: to send through the air with force by using the arm and wrist; hurl.
He threw the baseball over the fence.
 
synonyms:
cast, fling, hurl, toss
similar words:
chuck, deliver, direct, heave, launch, pitch, propel, send
definition 2: to cause to fall to the floor or ground.
The bucking horse finally threw him.
similar words:
down
definition 3: to put on or take off quickly.
He threw a sweater over his shoulders.
definition 4: to put suddenly into a given condition.
The drug threw him into a deep sleep.
similar words:
fling, hurl, knock
definition 5: to cast.
The setting sun threw long shadows on the road.
synonyms:
cast, project
similar words:
shed
definition 6: to lose on purpose, for money or some other reason.
The boxer threw the fight because his family needed the money that he was offered to let the other man win.
synonyms:
fix
similar words:
lose
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or result of throwing.
He made a strong throw from the outfield.
synonyms:
cast, fling
similar words:
chuck, heave, toss
definition 2: the distance an object is or can be thrown.
His house was just a stone's throw away.
derivation: thrower (n.)