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English noun: throw

1. throw (act) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)


SamplesThe catcher made a good throw to second base.


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


Narrower (hyponym)bowling, cast, delivery, fling, flip, flip, heave, heaving, hurl, leaner, pass, pitch, pitch, ringer, shy, slinging, throw-in, toss

2. throw (state) a single chance or instance


SamplesHe couldn't afford $50 a throw.


Broader (hypernym)chance, opportunity


Domain usagecolloquialism

3. throw (event) the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam


Synonymscam stroke, stroke


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement


Narrower (hyponym)instroke, outstroke

4. throw (artifact) bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something


Broader (hypernym)bed clothing, bedclothes, bedding

5. throw (act) casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly


SamplesHe risked his fortune on a throw of the dice.


Broader (hypernym)gambling, gaming, play


Narrower (hyponym)cast, flip, roll, toss


English verb: throw

1. throw (contact) propel through the air


SamplesThrow a frisbee.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)impel, propel


Narrower (hyponym)bombard, cast, chuck, deep-six, defenestrate, deliver, drive, flap down, flick, fling, flip, ground, heave, hurl, hurtle, jettison, juggle, lob, pass, pelt, pitch, prostrate, ridge, shy, skim, skip, skitter, slam, throw overboard, toss

2. throw (motion) move violently, energetically, or carelessly


SamplesShe threw herself forwards.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)move

3. throw (contact) get rid of


SamplesHe shed his image as a pushy boss.
Shed your clothes.


Synonymscast, cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw away, throw off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)abscise, autotomise, autotomize, exfoliate, exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough

4. throw (contact) place or put with great energy


SamplesShe threw the blanket around the child.
Thrust the money in the hands of the beggar.


Synonymsthrust


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)pop

5. throw (communication) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture


SamplesThrow a glance.
She gave me a dirty look.


Synonymsgive


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

6. throw (contact) cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation


SamplesSwitch on the light.
Throw the lever.


Synonymsflip, switch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)engage, lock, mesh, operate


Narrower (hyponym)cut, switch off, switch on, turn off, turn on, turn out

7. throw (creation) put or send forth


SamplesShe threw the flashlight beam into the corner.
The setting sun threw long shadows.
Cast a spell.
Cast a warm light.


Synonymscast, contrive, project


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)direct, send


Narrower (hyponym)shoot

8. throw (motion) to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly


SamplesJane threw dinner together.
Throw the car into reverse.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

9. throw (emotion) cause to be confused emotionally


ExamplesThe bad news will throw him, The good news will throw her, The performance is likely to throw Sue


Synonymsbemuse, bewilder, discombobulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset

10. throw (communication) utter with force; utter vehemently


SamplesHurl insults.
Throw accusations at someone.


Synonymshurl


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize

11. throw (creation) organize or be responsible for


SamplesHold a reception.
Have, throw, or make a party.
Give a course.


Synonymsgive, have, hold, make


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)direct

12. throw (creation) make on a potter's wheel


SamplesShe threw a beautiful teapot.


ExamplesDid he throw his major works over a short period of time?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

13. throw (contact) cause to fall off


SamplesThe horse threw its inexperienced rider.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bump, dislodge

14. throw (contact) throw (a die) out onto a flat surface


SamplesThrow a six.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)release, turn


Narrower (hyponym)shoot

15. throw (cognition) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly


SamplesThese questions confuse even the experts.
This question completely threw me.
This question befuddled even the teacher.


Synonymsbedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, demoralize, disorient, disorientate, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex


Verb groupconfuse, disconcert, flurry, put off









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