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 a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
3 the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam [syn: stroke, cam stroke]
4 the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone's throw from here"
5 bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
6 the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
1 project through the air; "throw a frisbee"
2 move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"
3 get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes" [syn: shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw off, throw away, drop]
4 place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar" [syn: thrust]
5 convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look" [syn: give]
6 cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever" [syn: flip, switch]
7 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" [syn: project, cast, contrive]
8 to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
10 utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone" [syn: hurl]
11 organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course" [syn: hold, have, make, give]
12 make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
13 cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
14 throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"
15 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" [syn: confuse, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate] [also: thrown, threw]
Etymology 1þrāwan, to twist, to turn, from *þrǣ-, from *ter- to rub, to rub by twisting, to twist, to turn. Cognate with Dutch draaien, German drehen.
- To cause an object to move rapidly through the air.
- To eject or cause to
- throw a shoe
- throw a rod
- the horse threw its rider
- throw a rod
- throw a shoe
- To move to another position; to displace.
- throw the switch
- In the context of "veterinary": The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.
- In the context of "ceramics": To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
- In the context of "transitive|cricket": Of a bowler, to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.
- In the context of "transitive|computing": To send (an error) to an exception-handling
mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.
- If the file is readonly, the method throws an invalid operation exception.
- to intentionally lose a
- ''The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match.
To cause an object to move rapidly through the air
- Czech: vrhnout
- Dutch: werpen, gooien, smijten
- Finnish: heittää, viskata, nakata;
- French: jeter, lancer
- Hebrew: זרק,
- Italian: gettare, lanciare
- Japanese: 投げる
- Jèrriais: souîndgi
- Kurdish: ,
- Portuguese: lançar, atirar
- Russian: бросать (brosát’) , бросить (brósit’) , кидать (kidát’) , кинуть (kínut’) , метать (metát’) , метнуть (metnút’) , швырять (švyrját’) , швырнуть (švyrnút’)
- Slovene: vreči
- Swahili: kutupa
- Swedish: kasta
To eject or cause to fall off
- Dutch: afwerpen
- Finnish: heittää (maahan), viskata (maahan), nakata (maahan), paiskata (maahan);
- Hebrew: זרק,
- Japanese: 投げる
- Russian: сбрасывать (sbrásyvat’) , сбросить (sbrósit’) , скидывать (skídyvat’) , скинуть (skínut’)
move to another position
make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel
in cricket, to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery
computing: send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism
sports: to intentionally lose a game
- Japanese: 手を抜く
- ttbc Arabic:
- ttbc Chinese: 扔 (rēng)
- ttbc Esperanto: ĵeti
- ttbc German: werfen
- ttbc Hungarian: dobni
- ttbc Indonesian: melempar, melontarkan
- ttbc Korean: 던지다 (deonjida)
- ttbc Kurdish: avêtin
- ttbc Latin: iacere
- ttbc Portuguese: atirar
- ttbc Scottish Gaelic: tilg
- ttbc Spanish: arrojar, lanzar
- ttbc Telugu: విసురు (visuru)
flight of a thrown object
a distance travelled
piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing
single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance
- Finnish: kappale
- Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.http://www.studiopotter.org/articles/?art=art0001
Etymology 2þrāg, of unknown origin.
Throwing may refer to:
- Throw (grappling), a martial arts and grappling technique that involves off-balancing or lifting an opponent
- Throwing (cricket), bowling a delivery in cricket with an elbow flexion degree higher than that set by the ICC
- Knife throwing, the art of throwing a knife at a target
- Mardi gras throws, or throws, are small gifts or trinkets passed ou or thrown from New Orleans Mardi Gras parades to spectators lining the streets.
- "Throwing a game", where a player intentionally makes small errors in a game, in order to hurt his own team's performance
Throwing may also be:
As a noun, a throw can be:
throw in Arabic: رمي
throw in Polish: Rzut (sztuki walki)
throw in Finnish: Heittolaji
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