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  1. [noun] 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"

  2. [noun] a single chance or instance; "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"

  3. [noun] the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    Synonyms: stroke, cam stroke

  4. [noun] the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone's throw from here"

  5. [noun] bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

  6. [noun] the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

  7. [verb] project through the air; "throw a frisbee"

  8. [verb] move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"

  9. [verb] get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
    Synonyms: shed, cast, cast off, shake off, off, away, drop

  10. [verb] place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child"; "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
    Synonyms: thrust

  11. [verb] convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance"; "She gave me a dirty look"
    Synonyms: give

  12. [verb] cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"
    Synonyms: flip, switch

  13. [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"
    Synonyms: project, cast, contrive

  14. [verb] to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"

  15. [verb] cause to be confused emotionally
    Synonyms: bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate

  16. [verb] utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults"; "throw accusations at someone"
    Synonyms: hurl

  17. [verb] organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
    Synonyms: hold, have, make, give

  18. [verb] make on a potter's wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"

  19. [verb] cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"

  20. [verb] throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"

  21. [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"
    Synonyms: confuse, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate


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