throw  

  • Pronunciation of throw: TH R OW1

  • Number of syllables of throw: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of throw

  • Definition of throw

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

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