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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.”
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.”
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.”
To give or hold (a party)
“They throw an annual Christmas party for dozens of pensioners who live in sheltered housing schemes.”
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.”
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.”
To deliver a shot or punch
“He reminds himself repeatedly about the need to throw more punches.”
To direct a particular kind of look or facial expression
“Helga would throw a look of revulsion at Don after having her dreams shattered.”
(informal) To pass or give (something to someone)
Throw me a pen and paper, and I'll throw you the exorcism of my thoughts.”
To send (usually someone) to the ground
“From that position, the athlete would endeavor to throw his opponent to the ground.”
(of a horse) 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.”
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.”
Soft furnishings
Plural for an act of throwing something
“Instead, with her final throw she produced her season's best and held her arms aloft.”
Plural for a piece of fabric used to cover furnishings
“She could easily make the room more charming with some pillows, an afghan throw for the sofa, and curtains.”
Plural for a risky action undertaken with the hope of success
“For this reason, Ludendorff has been reproached as the arch-gambler who staked the fate of his country upon one desperate throw.”
(a throw) Plural for used to indicate how much a single item, turn, or attempt costs
“Tickets for the event cost an exorbitant amount a throw, which may be why some people were put off.”
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