Dictionary Results for throw


1. throw - noun

· the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"

Hypernym(s): propulsion, actuation




2. throw - noun

· a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"

Hypernym(s): opportunity, chance




3. throw - noun

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

Synonym(s): stroke, cam_stroke

Hypernym(s): movement, motion




4. throw - noun

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

Hypernym(s): bedclothes, bed_clothing, bedding




5. throw - noun

· casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

Hypernym(s): gambling, gaming, play




6. throw - verb

· propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"

Hypernym(s): propel, impel




7. throw - verb

· move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"

Hypernym(s): move




8. throw - verb

· get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

Synonym(s): shed, cast, cast_off, shake_off, throw_off, throw_away, drop

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




9. throw - verb

· place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

Synonym(s): thrust

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




10. throw - verb

· convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"

Synonym(s): give

Hypernym(s): communicate, intercommunicate




11. throw - verb

· cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"

Synonym(s): flip, switch

Hypernym(s): engage, mesh, lock, operate




12. throw - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): project, cast, contrive

Hypernym(s): send, direct




13. throw - verb

· to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




14. throw - verb

· cause to be confused emotionally

Synonym(s): bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate

Hypernym(s): upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit




15. throw - verb

· utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"

Synonym(s): hurl

Hypernym(s): express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give_tongue_to




16. throw - verb

· organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"

Synonym(s): hold, have, make, give

Hypernym(s): direct




17. throw - verb

· make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"

Hypernym(s): shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge




18. throw - verb

· cause to fall off; "The horse threw its inexperienced rider"

Hypernym(s): dislodge, bump




19. throw - verb

· throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"

Hypernym(s): turn, release




20. throw - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): confuse, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate

Hypernym(s): be





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