throw

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noun
Throw is used before these nouns: ↑cushion, ↑pillow
Throw is used after these nouns: ↑judo
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verb
ADVERB
angrily
carelessly, casually

He threw the keys casually down on the table.

quickly, suddenly
literally, practically

We were literally thrown out of our bunks.

overboard

The ship's cargo was thrown overboard.

around, aside, away, back, backwards/backward, down, forward, out

She threw her head back and laughed.

VERB + THROW
be ready to, be tempted to, want to
threaten to

He threatened to throw her in the river if she screamed.

be going to
PREPOSITION
at

He threw a stone at the window.

in, into

I just wanted to throw myself into his arms and cry.

to

She threw the ball to him.

towards/toward
PHRASES
throw sth open

He threw the double doors open in a dramatic gesture.

Throw is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑horse, ↑pitcher, ↑vandal
Throw is used with these nouns as the object: ↑backpack, ↑bag, ↑ball, ↑baseball, ↑bash, ↑bottle, ↑bouquet, ↑brick, ↑bucket, ↑cloak, ↑confetti, ↑cordon, ↑dice, ↑dinner, ↑dirt, ↑doubt, ↑fist, ↑fit, ↑football, ↑game, ↑garbage, ↑glance, ↑glow, ↑grenade, ↑insult, ↑jab, ↑leg, ↑lifeline, ↑log, ↑look, ↑missile, ↑opponent, ↑party, ↑pass, ↑pitch, ↑punch, ↑race, ↑remains, ↑rock, ↑rubbish, ↑salute, ↑shadow, ↑shawl, ↑sheet, ↑shower, ↑spear, ↑spotlight, ↑spray, ↑stick, ↑stone, ↑switch, ↑tantrum, ↑tomato, ↑veil, ↑weight, ↑wink

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  • Throw — Throw, v. t. [imp. {Threw} (thr[udd]); p. p. {Thrown} (thr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Throwing}.] [OE. [thorn]rowen, [thorn]rawen, to throw, to twist, AS. [thorn]r[=a]wan to twist, to whirl; akin to D. draaijen, G. drehen, OHG. dr[=a]jan, L. terebra …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw — [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive] 1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem: • There is no point throwing money at the… …   Financial and business terms

  • throw — [thrō] vt. threw, thrown, throwing [ME throwen, to twist, wring, hurl < OE thrawan, to throw, twist, akin to Ger drehen, to twist, turn < IE base * ter , to rub, rub with turning motion, bore > THRASH, THREAD, Gr teirein, L terere, to… …   English World dictionary

  • throw — ► VERB (past threw; past part. thrown) 1) propel with force through the air by a rapid movement of the arm and hand. 2) move or put into place quickly, hurriedly, or roughly. 3) project, direct, or cast (light, an expression, etc.) in a… …   English terms dictionary

  • throw on — To put on hastily • • • Main Entry: ↑throw * * * ˌthrow ˈon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they throw on he/she/it throws on …   Useful english dictionary

  • Throw — Throw, n. 1. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast. [1913 Webster] He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw, He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke; a blow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw — throw, cast, fling, hurl, pitch, toss, sling can all mean to cause to move swiftly forward, sideways, upward, or downward by a propulsive movement (as of the arm) or by means of a propelling instrument or agency. Throw, the general word, is often …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • throw — throw; over·throw·al; throw·er; throw·ster; ca ·throw; …   English syllables

  • throw up — {v.} 1. {informal} or {slang}[heave up]. To vomit. * /The heat made him feel sick and he thought he would throw up./ * /He took the medicine but threw it up a minute later./ 2. {informal} To quit; leave; let go; give up. * /When she broke their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw up — {v.} 1. {informal} or {slang}[heave up]. To vomit. * /The heat made him feel sick and he thought he would throw up./ * /He took the medicine but threw it up a minute later./ 2. {informal} To quit; leave; let go; give up. * /When she broke their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Throw — Throw, v. i. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice. [1913 Webster] {To throw about}, to cast about; to try expedients. [R.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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