(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. fling, buffet, jerk; agitate, stir; throw, cast; tumble, sway; pitch, roll. See agitation, propulsion, excitability.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To throw easily]
Syn. hurl, fling, cast; see throw 1 .
2. [To move up and down]
Syn. bob, buffet, stir, move restlessly, tumble, pitch, roll, heave, sway, flounder, rock, wobble, undulate, swing, rise and fall; see also wave 3 .
See Synonym Study at throw .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
throw, pitch, lob, cast, chuck, fling, heave, flip, pass.
throw, pitch, lob, cast, chuck, fling, heave, flip, pass.
(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, throw. Informal: fire. See MOVE. 2. To move vigorously from side to side or up and down: heave, pitch, rock, roll. See REPETITION. 3. To swing about or strike at wildly: flail, thrash, thresh. Idiom: toss and turn. See ATTACK, MOVE, STRIKE. 4. To twist and turn, as in pain, struggle, or embarrassment: agonize, squirm, turn, writhe. See REPETITION. 5. To impair or destroy the composure of: agitate, bother, discompose, disquiet, distract, disturb, flurry, fluster, perturb, rock, ruffle, shake (up), unsettle, upset. Informal: rattle. See CALM. 6. To throw (a coin) in order to decide something: flip. Idiom: call heads or tails. See LUCK, MOVE. II noun An act of throwing: cast, fling, heave, hurl, launch, pitch, shy2, sling, throw. See MOVE.

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