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- 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"
- a single chance or instance; "he couldn''t afford $50 a throw"
- the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
Synonyms: cam stroke, stroke
- the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone''s throw from here"
- bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
- the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
- project through the air; "throw a frisbee"
- move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"
- get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
Synonyms: cast, cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw away, throw off
- place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
- convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
- cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
Synonyms: flip, switch
- 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"
Synonyms: cast, contrive, project
- to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
- cause to be confused emotionally
Synonyms: bemuse, bewilder, discombobulate
- utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
- organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
Synonyms: give, have, hold, make
- make on a potter''s wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"
- cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"
- throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"
- 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"
Synonyms: bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle
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