• toss; scarf
• cast, toss; give birth to young (about animals); amaze, astonish
• if you throw an object that you are holding, you move your hand quickly and let go of the object, so that it moves through the air. verb here but can also be used as a count noun. e.g. that was a good throw.
• to throw something into a place or position means to cause it to fall there.
• if you throw a part of your body somewhere, you move it there suddenly and with a lot of force.
• if a horse throws its rider, it causes the rider to fall off, for example by rearing or galloping very fast.
• to throw someone into an unpleasant situation means to suddenly cause them to be in that situation.
• if something throws light or shadow on something else, it causes that thing to have light or shadow on it.
• if you throw yourself into an activity, you become involved in it actively and enthusiastically.
• if someone throws a fit or tantrum, they suddenly start to behave in an uncontrolled way.
• if something such as a remark or an experience throws you, it confuses you because it is unexpected; an informal use.
• see also threw, thrown.
• if you throw open something that was previously not available to people, you make it available to them.
• a stone's throw: see stone.
• if you throw aside an attitude, principle, or idea, you suddenly abandon it or reject it.
• if you throw away something you do not want, you get rid of it, for example, by putting it in a dustbin.
• if you throw away something good that you have, you waste it.
• if the person who is selling you something throws in something else, they give you the extra thing and only ask you to pay for the first one.
• if you throw off something that is restricting you, you free yourself from it.
• if you throw something out, you get rid of it.
• if you throw someone out of a place or a job, you force them to leave.
• if you throw out something such as a plan or a proposal, you reject it.
• if a court of law throws out a case, it decides that there is not enough evidence for it to be judged.
• to throw up means to vomit; an informal use.
• if a situation throws up something, it reveals an unexpected feature or characteristic.
• if you throw up a job, position, or activity, you suddenly or unexpectedly decide to stop doing it.
throw a firebomb
• throw an explosive, throw a molotov cocktail
throw a fit
• explode in emotions, be divorced
throw a monkey wrench into something
• cause something to fail
throw a new light on
• provide a new way of understanding, reveal another aspect of -
throw a party
• have a celebration, hold a social gathering for friends and family
throw a spanner in the works
• stop the gears, cause activity to stop
throw a spanner into the plans
• spoil a plan, sabotage a plan
throw a sprat to catch a mackerel
• give up a little in order to gain a lot
throw about money
• waste money, squander money
• cast, toss; waste, squander
throw away the scabbard
• leave a war, stop fighting in a war
throw cares to the wind
• stop worrying, give up one's worries and be carefree
throw cold water
• dampen the excitement, kill the joy
throw cold water on
• pour cold water on, discourage, deter; dampen the excitement, kill the joy; be discouraging about
throw down the glove
• invite to a duel, challenge to a duel
throw dust in a person's eyes
• lead someone astray, misguide someone
throw dust in people's eyes
• deceive, mislead
• add in something for free, give something free of charge, put in a good word
• when there is a throw-in in a football or rugby match, the ball is thrown back onto the field after it has been kicked off it.
throw in one's lot with
• participate in -, take part in -, identify with -
throw in the towel
• give up, concede
throw into confusion
• cause chaos, cause disorder
throw into the scale
• weigh something, place something on the scale
throw into the shade
• place in the shade, place in a location that is protected from the sun
throw light on
• clarify, brighten
• waste money, not use money efficiently
throw mud at
• degrade, criticize, slander
• get rid of, free oneself from; mislead, misdirect; cause a diversion (used in combination, e.g. "the robber used a disguise to throw the policemen off his trail.")
throw off one's mask
• expose oneself, remove one's disguise
• get dressed quickly
throw one off the scent
• mislead, lead astray, deceive
throw oneself into
• start energetically, buckle down (to work)
throw oneself on the mercy of
• ask for compassion from, seek pity from
throw oneself upon
• place a burden on, put a load on; force oneself to, compel oneself to
• open wide
• reject; take out; throw in the garbage, put in the garbage; discard
throw out of gear
• press the clutch; confuse, bewilder
throw out the child along with the bath
• give up the good with the bad
throw sand in the eyes
• throw dust in the eyes of, deceive, confuse someone via deception
throw stones at
• throw rocks at, hurl stones at
throw the book at
• quarrel with someone and treat them harshly
throw the door open
• open a door with excessive force
throw the rope in after the bucket
• the situation was lost, there was no way to solve the problem
throw to the dogs
• desert, abandon
throw to the wolves
• make a sacrifice in order to escape a difficult situation
• vomit; remove from being among; give up; build rapidly
• sporting event involving the tossing of a metal disk as far as possible
it is your throw
• it's your turn
• nearby, very close