throw

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. pitch, toss, cast, fling, hurl, sling; propel, project, unhorse, unseat; slang, stop, disconcert, confound. See propulsion.
- throw away or out - throw up
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(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To hurl]
Syn. fling, butt, bunt, pitch, fire, let go, sling, toss, heave, lob, dash, launch, chuck, bowl, cast, heave, hurl, let fly*, shy*, deliver*, elbow*, cast off*, lay across*.
Ant. catch*, receive, grab.
2. [To send forth]
Syn. propel, thrust, force, project, discharge, butt, bunt, launch, put into motion, start, push into, drive, set going, impel, stick into, pour into.
Ant. receive*, retrieve, accept.
3. [To connect or disconnect]
Syn. pull a lever, turn a switch, unswitch, unhook, turn off, turn on.
4. [To force to the ground]
Syn. defeat, cast down, triumph over, strike down, overwhelm, pin, nail*, flatten*, buck off*, pin to the mat*; see also defeat 1 , 3 .
Ant. raise*, help up, bring on to one's feet.
5. [*To permit an opponent to win]
Syn. give up, lose the game, lose deliberately, submit, yield, surrender, give in*, back down*, chuck away*, call quits*, check out*; see also lose 3 .
Syn.- throw is the general word meaning to cause to move through the air by or as by a rapid propulsive motion of the arm [throw a ball, throw some light on the mystery ] ; cast , the preferred word in certain connections [ to cast a fishing line ] , generally has a more archaic or lofty quality [ they cast stones at him ] ; to toss is to throw lightly or carelessly and, usually, with an upward or sideways motion [ to toss a coin ] ; hurl and fling both imply a throwing with force or violence, but hurl suggests that the object thrown moves swiftly for some distance [ to hurl a javelin ] and fling , that it is thrust sharply or vehemently so that it strikes a surface with considerable impact [ she flung the plate to the floor ] ; pitch implies a throwing with a definite aim or in a definite direction [ to pitch a baseball ]
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
pitch, lob, toss, pass, shot, delivery, hurl, cast, fling, heave, chuck.
II
v.
pitch, lob, toss, pass, shoot, hurl, cast, fling, heave, chuck, deliver, propel, catapult, launch, peg, thrust.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm: cast, dart, dash, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, pitch, shoot, shy2, sling, toss. Informal: fire. See MOVE. 2. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow: bring down, cut down, down, drop, fell1, flatten, floor, ground, knock down, level, prostrate, strike down. Slang: deck1. Idiom: lay low. See RISE. 3. Informal. To cause to be unclear in mind or intent: addle, befuddle, bewilder, confound, confuse, discombobulate, dizzy, fuddle, jumble, mix up, muddle, mystify, perplex, puzzle. Idiom: make one's head reel (or swim or whirl). See CLEAR, FEELINGS. 4. Informal. To make incapable of finding something to think, do, or say: confound, nonplus. Informal: flummox, stick, stump. Slang: beat. Idiom: put someone at a loss. See AFFECT, KNOWLEDGE. 5. To bring to bear steadily or forcefully: exercise, exert, ply2, put out, wield. See CAUSE. 6. To send out heat, light, or energy: cast, emit, irradiate, project, radiate, shed. See MOVE. 7. To release or move (a switch, for example) in order to activate, deactivate, or control a device: trip. See MOVE. II noun An act of throwing: cast, fling, heave, hurl, launch, pitch, shy2, sling, toss. See MOVE.

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  • throw — [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive] 1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem: • There is no point throwing money at the… …   Financial and business terms

  • throw — [thrō] vt. threw, thrown, throwing [ME throwen, to twist, wring, hurl < OE thrawan, to throw, twist, akin to Ger drehen, to twist, turn < IE base * ter , to rub, rub with turning motion, bore > THRASH, THREAD, Gr teirein, L terere, to… …   English World dictionary

  • throw — ► VERB (past threw; past part. thrown) 1) propel with force through the air by a rapid movement of the arm and hand. 2) move or put into place quickly, hurriedly, or roughly. 3) project, direct, or cast (light, an expression, etc.) in a… …   English terms dictionary

  • throw on — To put on hastily • • • Main Entry: ↑throw * * * ˌthrow ˈon [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they throw on he/she/it throws on …   Useful english dictionary

  • Throw — Throw, n. 1. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast. [1913 Webster] He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw, He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A stroke; a blow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw — throw, cast, fling, hurl, pitch, toss, sling can all mean to cause to move swiftly forward, sideways, upward, or downward by a propulsive movement (as of the arm) or by means of a propelling instrument or agency. Throw, the general word, is often …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • throw up — {v.} 1. {informal} or {slang}[heave up]. To vomit. * /The heat made him feel sick and he thought he would throw up./ * /He took the medicine but threw it up a minute later./ 2. {informal} To quit; leave; let go; give up. * /When she broke their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • throw up — {v.} 1. {informal} or {slang}[heave up]. To vomit. * /The heat made him feel sick and he thought he would throw up./ * /He took the medicine but threw it up a minute later./ 2. {informal} To quit; leave; let go; give up. * /When she broke their… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Throw — Throw, v. i. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice. [1913 Webster] {To throw about}, to cast about; to try expedients. [R.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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