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Oxford dictionary definition of the word throw:
verb (throws, throwing; past threw /θruː/; past participle thrown /θrəʊn/)
1 [with object and usually with adverbial] propel (something) with force through the air by a movement of the arm and hand:
I threw a brick through the window
[with object and adverbial or complement] push or force (someone or something) violently and suddenly into a particular physical position or state:
the pilot and one passenger were thrown clear and survived
the door was thrown open and a uniformed guard entered the room
put in place or erect quickly:
the stewards had thrown a cordon across the fairway
move (a part of the body) quickly or suddenly in a particular direction:
she threw her head back and laughed
project or cast (light or shadow) in a particular direction:
a chandelier threw its bright light over the walls
deliver (a punch):
Cheryl drew back her fist and threw another punch
direct a particular kind of look or facial expression:
she threw a withering glance at him
project (one’s voice) so that it appears to come from someone or something else, as in ventriloquism:
I can throw my voice—I could make a fortune as a medium
(throw something off/on) put on or take off (a garment) hastily:
I tumbled out of bed, threw on my tracksuit, and joined the others
move (a switch or lever) so as to operate a device:
at the trolley portal the operator had to manually throw the switch using a switch iron
he reached out and put the dice in the shaker and threw them
obtain (a specified number) by rolling dice.
informal lose (a race or contest) intentionally, especially in return for a bribe:
the man who throws a race is a crook for life
Cricket bowl (the ball) with an unlawful bent arm action.
(of a horse) lose (a shoe).
2 [with object and adverbial] send suddenly into a particular state or condition:
he threw all her emotions into turmoil
the bond market was thrown into confusion
put (someone) in a particular place or state in a rough, abrupt, or summary fashion:
these guys should be thrown in jail
[with object] disconcert; confuse:
she frowned, thrown by this apparent change of tack
3 [with object] send (one’s opponent) to the ground in wrestling, judo, or similar activity:
in the final Arnaud was too strong, and threw Hughes twice
(of a horse) unseat (its rider):
their horse threw its jockey before the race had started
4 [with object] form (ceramic ware) on a potter’s wheel:
further on a potter was throwing pots
turn (wood or other material) on a lathe.
twist (silk or other fabrics) into thread or yarn.
5 [with object] have (a fit or tantrum):
occasionally a small child will throw a tantrum when denied something
6 [with object] give or hold (a party):
he threw a huge farewell party for them
7 [with object] (of an animal) give birth to (young, especially of a specified kind):
sometimes a completely black calf is thrown
1an act of throwing something:
Holding’s throw hit the stumps
an act of throwing one’s opponent in wrestling, judo, or a similar sport:
a shoulder throw
Cricket an illegitimate delivery considered to have been thrown rather than properly bowled.
short for throw of the dice below.
this decision represents something of a final throw
people who hazard their entire company on one major throw
2a light cover for furniture.
3 (a throw) informal used to indicate how much a single item, turn, or attempt costs:
he was offering to draw on-the-spot portraits at £25 a throw
4 Geology the extent of vertical displacement in a fault.
5a machine or device by or on which an object is turned while being shaped.
6 [usually in singular] the action or motion of a slide valve or of a crank, eccentric wheel, or cam.
the distance moved by the pointer of an instrument.