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throw

Definitions by Oxford


[θrəʊ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- propel (something) with force through the air by a movement of the arm and hand
(e.g: I threw a brick through the window)

- send suddenly into a particular state or condition
(e.g: he threw all her emotions into turmoil)

- send (one's opponent) to the ground in wrestling, judo, or similar activity
(e.g: in the final Arnaud was too strong, and threw Hughes twice)

- form (ceramic ware) on a potter's wheel
(e.g: further on a potter was throwing pots)

- have (a fit or tantrum)
(e.g: occasionally a small child will throw a tantrum when denied something)

- give or hold (a party)
(e.g: he threw a huge farewell party for them)

- lose (a race or contest) intentionally, especially in return for a bribe
(e.g: the man who throws a race is a crook for life)

- (of an animal) give birth to (young, especially of a specified kind)
(e.g: sometimes a completely black calf is thrown)


Phrases:
- throw away the key
- throw dust in someone's eyes
- throw good money after bad
- throw in the towel
- throw of the dice
- throw one's hand in
- throw up one's hands

Origin:
Old English thrāwan ‘to twist, turn’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch draaien and German drehen, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin terere ‘to rub’, Greek teirein ‘wear out’. throw (sense 1 of the verb), expressing propulsion and sudden action, dates from Middle English


[θrəʊ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an act of throwing something
(e.g: Holding's throw hit the stumps)

- a light cover for furniture.

- used to indicate how much a single item, turn, or attempt costs
(e.g: he was offering to draw on-the-spot portraits at £25 a throw)

- the extent of vertical displacement in a fault.

- a machine or device by or on which an object is turned while being shaped.

- the action or motion of a slide valve or of a crank, eccentric wheel, or cam.


Phrases:
- throw away the key
- throw dust in someone's eyes
- throw good money after bad
- throw in the towel
- throw of the dice
- throw one's hand in
- throw up one's hands

Origin:







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