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Main Entry: 1throw
Inflected Form(s): threw /thrü/; thrown /thrn/; throw·ing 1 a: to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm <threw the ball over the fence> b: 3PITCH 5b <threw a no-hitter> 2 a: to cause to fall <a horse jumped and threw its rider> b: to cast (oneself) heavily or forcefully <threw herself on the sofa> c: to get the better of : OVERCOME <the problem didn't throw her> 3 a: to put suddenly in a certain condition or position <threw her arms around him> <threw him into prison> b: to bring to bear : EXERT <threw all their efforts into repairing the house> 4: to put on or take off quickly <throw on a coat> 5: to form or shape on a potter's wheel 6: to move to an open or closed position <throw a switch> 7: to lose (a game or contest) on purpose 8: to commit oneself for help, support, or protection <threw himself on the mercy of the court> 9: to indulge in <threw a temper tantrum> 10: to give for entertainment <throw a party> - throw·er /thr(-)r/ noun - throw one's weight aroundor throw one's weight about: to exercise influence or authority especially to an excessive degree or in an objectionable manner synonymsTHROW, TOSS, FLING, HURL mean to drive something swiftly through space often by a movement of the arm. THROW is the broadest word and can be used of almost any motion and driving force <throw a ball> <the sudden stop threw the groceries to the floor of the car>. TOSS suggests a light or careless throwing <toss a coin to see which side comes up> <tossed the paper away>. FLING suggests a quick tossing often at no particular target <flung the coat on the chair and ran out of the room>. HURL suggests a throwing with strong force <hurled rocks at the old cans they were using as targets>.