Definitions for (noun) throw

Main entry: throw

Definition: the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

Usage: the catcher made a good throw to second base


Main entry: throw

Definition: casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

Usage: he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice


Main entry: throw

Definition: bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something


Main entry: stroke, throw, cam stroke

Definition: the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam


Main entry: throw

Definition: a single chance or instance

Usage: he couldn't afford $50 a throw

Definitions for (verb) throw

Main entry: throw, bedevil, befuddle, discombobulate, confound, confuse, fox, fuddle

Definition: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

Usage: These questions confuse even the experts; This question completely threw me; This question befuddled even the teacher


Main entry: give, throw

Definition: convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture

Usage: Throw a glance; She gave me a dirty look


Main entry: hurl, throw

Definition: utter with force; utter vehemently

Usage: hurl insults; throw accusations at someone


Main entry: throw

Definition: throw (a die) out onto a flat surface

Usage: Throw a six


Main entry: throw, thrust

Definition: place or put with great energy

Usage: She threw the blanket around the child; thrust the money in the hands of the beggar


Main entry: throw

Definition: propel through the air

Usage: throw a frisbee


Main entry: throw, switch, flip

Definition: cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

Usage: switch on the light; throw the lever


Main entry: shake off, shed, drop, cast, cast off, throw, throw away, throw off

Definition: get rid of

Usage: he shed his image as a pushy boss; shed your clothes


Main entry: throw

Definition: cause to fall off

Usage: The horse threw its inexperienced rider


Main entry: cast, contrive, throw, project

Definition: put or send forth

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


Main entry: throw

Definition: make on a potter's wheel

Usage: she threw a beautiful teapot


Main entry: make, have, hold, give, throw

Definition: organize or be responsible for

Usage: hold a reception; have, throw, or make a party; give a course


Main entry: discombobulate, bemuse, bewilder, throw

Definition: cause to be confused emotionally


Main entry: throw

Definition: move violently, energetically, or carelessly

Usage: She threw herself forwards


Main entry: throw

Definition: to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly

Usage: Jane threw dinner together; throw the car into reverse