Definition of THREW

verb : THREW

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) propel through the air; "throw a frisbee" ;

  • 2. (

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

  • 4. (

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

  • 5. (

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

  • 6. (

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

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

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

  • 10. (

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

  • 12. (

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

  • 13. (

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

  • 14. (

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


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