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Present participle for to throw or launch something in a given direction
“You can throw it into the air any which way, and it will recover and land nicely and safely.”
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Present participle for to disconcert or cause to be confused
“She thought the question would throw him, but he seemed ready for it and kept his eyes locked on hers.”
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Present participle for to move (a switch or lever) so as to operate a device
“I just wish there was a switch we could throw to fix this mess.”
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Present participle for to give or hold (a party)
“They throw an annual Christmas party for dozens of pensioners who live in sheltered housing schemes.”
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Present participle for to push or force (someone or something) violently and suddenly into a particular physical position or state
“The force throws me forward on to my hands and knees, and I gasp rather than scream.”
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Present participle for to project or cast (light or shadow) in a particular direction
“In the room, we have two lamps that throw the prettiest patterns on the walls and ceiling.”
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Present participle for to deliver a shot or punch
“He reminds himself repeatedly about the need to throw more punches.”
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Present participle for to direct a particular kind of look or facial expression
“Helga would throw a look of revulsion at Don after having her dreams shattered.”
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(informal) Present participle for to pass or give (something to someone)
Throw me a pen and paper, and I'll throw you the exorcism of my thoughts.”
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Present participle for to send (usually someone) to the ground
“From that position, the athlete would endeavor to throw his opponent to the ground.”
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(of a horse) Present participle for to throw or displace from a seat or saddle
“Peering from behind my hands, I watch as the horses fall, or throw their rider, or watch as loose, riderless horses veer across the track.”
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Present participle for to form (ceramic ware) on a potter's wheel
“I used to throw ceramic pots on the wheel, but have let it go in favor of hand-building.”
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