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English translation of 'werfen'

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werfen

[ˈvɛrfn ]Word forms: warf [varf ] preterite , geworfen [ɡəˈvɔrfn ] past participle
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  to throw (nach at)
[Tor, Korb] to score
Bomben werfen [von Flugzeug] to drop bombs
eine Münze werfen to toss a coin
„nicht werfen“ “handle with care”
etw auf jdn/etw werfen to throw sth at sb/sth
etw auf den Boden werfen to throw sth to the ground
billige Waren auf den Markt werfen to dump cheap goods on the market
jdn aus der Firma/dem Haus etc werfen to throw sb out (of the firm/house etc)
Geld in den Automaten werfen to put money in the machine
2.  (Junge kriegen) to have
Verb Table intransitive verb
1.  (schleudern) to throw
mit etw (auf jdn/etw) werfen to throw sth (at sb/sth)
mit Geld (nur so) um sich werfen (informal) to throw one’s money around
mit Komplimenten (nur so) um sich werfen to be lavish with one’s compliments
mit Fremdwörtern (nur so) um sich werfen to bandy foreign words about (Brit)to toss foreign words around (esp US)
2. 
[Tier] to have its young
[esp Katze, Hund etc] to have a litter
(bei einzelnen Jungen) to have a pup etc
Verb Table reflexive verb
to throw oneself (auf +acc (up)on, at)
[Holz] to warp
[Metall, Asphalt etc] to buckle

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Example Sentences Including 'werfen'

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Da wollten die einen aufgeben und die anderen sich vor die Schleusen werfen.
Die Tageszeitung (1999)
Diese fangen ihn auf und werfen ihn behutsam zur anderen Seite des Kreises.
Köllner, Erhard Schwul und selbstbewußt
Diese nervöse Bewegung mit dem Kopf, um seine Schnittlauchlocken aus der Stirn zu werfen , hatte schon immer so herrisch gewirkt.
Huby, Felix Bienzle und der Biedermann
Er rückt dann das eiserne Bett vor das Gitterfenster und zieht sich an den Gitterstäben hoch, um über die Blenden hinweg einen Blick auf die Arbeitenden zu werfen.
Crepon, Tom Leben und Tode des Hans Fallada
Hutu-Oppositionelle werfen ihr jedoch vor, auch Zwangsrekrutierungen vorzunehmen, um Ruandas Armee im Kongo-Krieg zu verstärken.
Die Tageszeitung (1998)
Sie werfen Sendungen, die bevorzugt von Älteren gesehen werden, aus dem Programm oder verlegen sie auf den unattraktiven Vormittag.
Der Spiegel
So sehe ich regelmäßig alle Mitarbeiter, kann systematisch einen Blick in alle Abteilungen werfen.
Die Tageszeitung (1998)

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'werfen' in Other Languages

British English: pitch /pɪtʃ/ VERB
If you pitch something somewhere, you throw it forcefully while aiming carefully.
Simon pitched the empty bottle into the lake.
  • American English: pitch
  • Arabic: يَرْمي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: arremessar
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: snažno gađati
  • Czech: hodit
  • Danish: kaste
  • Dutch: gooien
  • European Spanish: lanzar béisbol
  • Finnish: heittää syöttää tms.
  • French: lancer
  • German: werfen
  • Greek: ρίχνω
  • Italian: lanciare
  • Japanese: 投げる
  • Korean: 던지다
  • Norwegian: kaste
  • Polish: umieścić
  • European Portuguese: arremessar
  • Romanian: a arunca
  • Russian: бросать
  • Latin American Spanish: lanzar
  • Swedish: kasta
  • Thai: ขว้าง
  • Turkish: fırlatmak
  • Ukrainian: метати
  • Vietnamese: ném
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:
  • 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
  • Latin American Spanish: lanzar
  • Swedish: kasta
  • Thai: โยน
  • Turkish: atmak
  • Ukrainian: кидати
  • Vietnamese: ném
British English: toss /tɒs/ VERB
If you toss something somewhere, you throw it there lightly and carelessly.
She tossed her suitcase onto one of the beds.
  • American English: toss
  • Arabic: يَقْذِفُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: atirar
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: baciti
  • Czech: hodit
  • Danish: kaste
  • Dutch: slingeren
  • European Spanish: voltear
  • Finnish: viskata
  • French: ballotter
  • German: werfen Münze werfen
  • Greek: ρίχνω
  • Italian: gettare
  • Japanese: 軽く投げる
  • Korean: 가볍게 던지다
  • Norwegian: slenge
  • Polish: podrzucić
  • European Portuguese: atirar
  • Romanian: a arunca
  • Russian: бросать
  • Latin American Spanish: voltear
  • Swedish: slänga
  • Thai: โยนเหรียญ
  • Turkish: atmak
  • Ukrainian: кидати
  • Vietnamese: quăng nhẹ
British English: chuck VERB
When you chuck something somewhere, you throw it there in a casual or careless way.
I took a great dislike to the clock, so I chucked it in the dustbin.
  • American English: chuck
  • Brazilian Portuguese: jogar
  • Chinese: 随意丢弃
  • European Spanish: tirar
  • French: jeter
  • German: werfen
  • Italian: buttare
  • Japanese: 放り投げる
  • Korean: 팽개치다
  • European Portuguese: atirar
  • Latin American Spanish: tirar

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