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1. throw

verb. ['ˈθroʊ'] propel through the air.

Synonyms

  • chuck
  • bombard
  • drive
  • skip
  • propel
  • ground
  • ridge
  • throw overboard
  • slam
  • pass
  • pelt
  • hurtle
  • lob
  • toss
  • flick
  • impel
  • pitch
  • fling
  • defenestrate
  • flap down
  • deliver
  • juggle
  • skitter
  • heave
  • flip
  • prostrate
  • hurl
  • shy
  • skim
  • deep-six
  • cast

Antonyms

  • diffidence
  • sufficient
  • unwary
  • fatty

Etymology

  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word throw


1. Verb, base form
Sweep up any dry turmeric with a broom and throw it away.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Before you throw out the whole plant, try pruning it and see if it will come back.

3. Noun, singular or mass
You still need a throw blanket to cuddle up in on those cool summer nights.

Quotes containing the word throw


1. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

2. Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

3. I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in; we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts.
- Ernestine Rose

2. throw

verb. ['ˈθroʊ'] move violently, energetically, or carelessly.

Antonyms

  • hearten

Etymology

  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. throw

verb. ['ˈθroʊ'] place or put with great energy.

Synonyms

  • pop
  • place
  • thrust
  • pose
  • lay
  • put
  • position

Antonyms

  • deflate
  • respectful
  • arise
  • erect

Etymology

  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. throw

verb. ['ˈθroʊ'] get rid of.

Synonyms

  • exfoliate
  • autotomize
  • shake off
  • abscise
  • throw off
  • cast off
  • throw away
  • slough
  • drop
  • take away
  • autotomise
  • moult
  • remove
  • shed
  • withdraw
  • take
  • cast
  • exuviate

Antonyms

  • agree
  • change
  • miss
  • differ

Etymology

  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. throw

verb. ['ˈθroʊ'] convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture.

Synonyms

  • intercommunicate
  • communicate

Antonyms

  • appear
  • prevent
  • failing

Etymology

  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. throw

verb. ['ˈθroʊ'] cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation.

Synonyms

  • cut
  • turn off
  • lock
  • mesh
  • flip
  • operate
  • switch off
  • turn on
  • switch
  • engage
  • turn out

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • switch off
  • suffer
  • converge

Etymology

  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. throw

noun. ['ˈθroʊ'] the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist).

Synonyms

  • propulsion
  • ringer
  • delivery
  • heaving
  • pass
  • leaner
  • toss
  • pitch
  • fling
  • slinging
  • throw-in
  • bowling
  • heave
  • flip
  • hurl
  • shy
  • cast

Antonyms

  • defend
  • walk
  • stay in place
  • pull

Etymology

  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. throw

verb. ['ˈθroʊ'] put or send forth.

Synonyms

  • send
  • direct
  • project
  • shoot
  • cast

Antonyms

  • encourage
  • elate
  • lose
  • refresh

Etymology

  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. throw

verb. ['ˈθroʊ'] to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly.

Synonyms

  • place
  • pose
  • lay
  • put
  • position

Antonyms

  • lend
  • refuse
  • sell
  • end

Etymology

  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. throw

verb. ['ˈθroʊ'] cause to be confused emotionally.

Synonyms

  • discombobulate
  • discomfit
  • untune
  • bemuse
  • upset
  • disconcert
  • discompose

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • orderliness
  • order
  • confront

Etymology

  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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