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Dictionary definition for: Throw

1. (n) the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist) "the catcher made a good throw to second base"

2. (v) project through the air; "throw a frisbee"

3. (n) a single chance or instance; "he couldn''t afford $50 a throw"

4. (v) move violently, energetically, or carelessly; "She threw herself forwards"

5. (n) the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

6. (v) get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"

7. (n) the distance that something can be thrown; "it is just a stone''s throw from here"

8. (v) place or put with great energy; "She threw the blanket around the child" "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

9. (n) bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

10. (v) convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture; "Throw a glance" "She gave me a dirty look"

11. (n) the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

12. (v) cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; "switch on the light" "throw the lever"

13. (v) put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner" "The setting sun threw long shadows" "cast a spell" "cast a warm light"

14. (v) to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; "Jane threw dinner together" "throw the car into reverse"

15. (v) cause to be confused emotionally

16. (v) utter with force; utter vehemently; "hurl insults" "throw accusations at someone"

17. (v) organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception" "have, throw, or make a party" "give a course"

18. (v) make on a potter''s wheel; "she threw a beautiful teapot"

19. (v) cause to fall off; "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"

20. (v) throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; "Throw a six"

21. (v) be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts" "This question completely threw me" "This question befuddled even the teacher"

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