Definition of 'throw'
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They will throw more light in than anything else you can do in your home. The Sun (2016)She had already thrown the dye away and cannot remember the brand. The Sun (2016)He threw a punch so good his jacket disappeared. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We love a woman who knows how to throw a good party. The Sun (2016)That is something that none of us can really understand but it is the way the dice have been thrown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Either way, it has thrown up doubts for you. The Sun (2016)It is a blank, like a mirror that throws back something at people that they react to in different ways. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You don't want anything thrown on to a football field and you certainly don't want to see it hit a player. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Moments that must have cost millions are thrown around like confetti. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Was this a last throw of the dice? The Sun (2015)We are confident we can cope with anything thrown at us. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The urge to throw on something pretty and sparkly and silly? Times, Sunday Times (2012) Suddenly he threw a bucket of petrol on her and set her on fire. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And it may throw some light on it to know that his names means popular. Christianity Today (2000)You may want to throw an extra blanket on top of the duvet to maximise the benefits. The Sun (2010)They need to know exactly when to throw down the covers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So the battle lines have been drawn and each side is throwing punches. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In front are day beds with cashmere throws. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Time and again voting systems around the world have thrown up anomalous results. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The windows were blown in and my colleague was thrown off his chair. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The result is more time spent cooking from scratch and more food needlessly thrown away. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He climbed down on to the ground and threw the can away under the ash trees. BomberBut one other cost should be thrown in. MEASURING AMERICA (2002)There was one last throw of the dice. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Sunny days call for something you can throw together without having to sweat over the stove. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She felt that it was a great weight suddenly thrown upon her shoulders. North and South (1855)She threw a large blanket over the three of us and we scrambled quickly underneath it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The man opposite kept throwing his covers off. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Deacon was sent off after the incident for appearing to throw a punch. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And if in doubt - throw it away! The Sun (2007)A doorway to his left was open and threw light into the corridor. Burning Bright (2007)
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Translations for 'throw'
British English: throw /θrəʊ/ VERB
If you throw an object that you are holding, you move your hand quickly and let go of the object, so that it moves through the air.
He spent hours throwing a tennis ball against a wall.
- American English: throw
- Arabic: يَرْمِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: arremessar
- Chinese: 扔
- Croatian: bacati
- Czech: házet
- Danish: kaste
- Dutch: gooien
- European Spanish: lanzar objetos
- Finnish: heittää
- French: lancer
- German: werfen
- Greek: εξακοντίζω
- Italian: lanciare
- Japanese: 投げる
- Korean: (...을) 던지다
- Norwegian: kaste
- Polish: rzucić
- European Portuguese: arremessar
- Romanian: a arunca
- Russian: бросать
- Spanish: lanzar
- Swedish: kasta
- Thai: โยน
- Turkish: atmak
- Ukrainian: кидати
- Vietnamese: ném
Definition of throw from the Collins English Dictionary
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