Adjective: thrown thrown
Verb: throw (threw,thrown) throw
- Caused to fall to the ground
"the thrown rider got back on his horse"; "a thrown wrestler"; "a ball player thrown for a loss"
- [archaic] Twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread
"thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn";
- thrown and twisted [archaic]
- Propel through the air
"throw a frisbee";
- Move violently, energetically, or carelessly
"She threw herself forwards"
- Get rid of
- shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw off, throw away, drop, lose
- Place or put with great energy
"She threw the blanket around the child";
- Convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
"Throw a glance";
- Cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
"throw the lever";
- flip, switch
- Put or send forth
"She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows";
- project, cast, contrive
- To put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
"Jane threw dinner together"; "throw the car into reverse"
- Cause to be confused emotionally
- bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate
- Utter with force; utter vehemently
"throw accusations at someone";
- Organize or be responsible for
"have, throw, or make a party";
- hold, have, make, give
- Make on a potter's wheel
"she threw a beautiful teapot"
- Cause to fall off
"The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
- Cast a die or dice onto a flat surface and look at the number or numbers
"Throw a six"
- Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
"This question completely threw me";
- confuse, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound
See also: down, tangled
Type of: be, bump, communicate, direct, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, dislodge, engage, express, forge, form, give tongue to, impel, intercommunicate, lay, lock, mesh, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], move, operate, place, pose, position, propel, put, release, remove, send, set, shape, take, take away, turn, untune, upset, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, withdraw, work
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