Synonyms of 'throw'
to hurl (something) through the air, esp. with a rapid motion of the armHe spent hours throwing a tennis ball against a wall.
He screwed the paper up and tossed it into the fire.
He let me go with a thrust of his wrist that sent me flying.
He launched himself into the air.
Simon pitched the empty bottle into the lake.
The rocket is designed to propel the spacecraft.
lob (informal), ,
The protestors were chanting and lobbing firebombs.
to put or move suddenly, carelessly, or violentlyHe threw his jacket onto the back seat.
The woman flung the cup at him.
Someone chucked a bottle and it caught me on the side of the head.
She took a pebble and cast it into the water.
Groups of angry youths hurled stones at police.
She slung her coat over the desk chair.
Heave a brick at the telly.
The blast threw me to the ground and left me concussed.
to cause (someone) to fallThe horse reared, throwing its rider.
to direct or cast (a look, light, etc.)The sunlight threw hard-edged shadows on the ground.
to direct or cast (a look, light, etc.)She turned and threw a suggestive grin at him.
Everything was fine until someone threw a punch.
to give (a party)Why not throw a party for your friends?
We need someone to help organize our campaign.
That evening, I gave a dinner party for a few close friends.
They hosted a dinner for visiting dignitaries.
She arranged an appointment for Friday afternoon.
I had been planning a trip to the West Coast.
I will be happy to provide you with a copy of the report.
They did not provide any food.
jack up (New Zealand, informal)
to move (a switch or lever) so as to engage or disengage a mechanismHe threw the switch to light the illuminations.
to confuse or disconcert(informal) He threw me by asking if I went in for martial arts.
She was confused by this new turn of events.
An apple tree producing square fruit is baffling experts.
Her dedication astonishes me.
For many years medical scientists were confounded by these seemingly contradictory facts.
The news about Dermot had unnerved me.
My lack of response clearly disconcerted him.
He didn't seem to be perturbed by the news.
throw you out,
throw you off,
The question dumbfounded him.
put you off your stroke,
throw you off your stride,
The presence of the two police officers unsettled her.
the act or an instance of throwingOne of the judges thought it was a foul throw.
I didn't really expect anything, but it was worth a try.
I certainly think it's worth taking a chance.
a deliberate attempt to destabilize defence
a Russian-American joint venture
the President's risky gamble in calling an election
essay (formal), ,
My first essay in running a company was a disaster.
punters placing wagers on the day's racing
See a throw
See throw someone off
See throw up
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in the sense of arrange
to plan in advanceShe arranged an appointment for Friday afternoon.
in the sense of astonish
to surprise greatlyHer dedication astonishes me.
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