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Definition of Throw


  1. Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe.
  2. Time; while; space of time; moment; trice.
  3. To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; -- distinguished from to toss, or to bowl.
  4. To fling or cast in any manner; to drive to a distance from the hand or from an engine; to propel; to send; as, to throw stones or dust with the hand; a cannon throws a ball; a fire engine throws a stream of water to extinguish flames.
  5. To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock.
  6. To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river.
  7. To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist.
  8. To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.
  9. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
  10. To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.
  11. To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels.
  12. To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent.
  13. To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; -- said especially of rabbits.
  14. To twist two or more filaments of, as silk, so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; -- sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.
  15. To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice.
  16. The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast.
  17. A stroke; a blow.
  18. The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw.
  19. A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw.
  20. An effort; a violent sally.
  21. The extreme movement given to a sliding or vibrating reciprocating piece by a cam, crank, eccentric, or the like; travel; stroke; as, the throw of a slide valve. Also, frequently, the length of the radius of a crank, or the eccentricity of an eccentric; as, the throw of the crank of a steam engine is equal to half the stroke of the piston.
  22. A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 (a).
  23. A turner's lathe; a throwe.
  24. The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; -- according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.

Throw Quotations

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

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. - Douglas Adams
Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.
Douglas Adams

I always believe that to be the best, you have to smell like the best, dress like the best, act like the best. When you throw your trash in the garbage can, it has to be better than anybody else who ever threw trash in the garbage can.
Lil Wayne

The earth is rocky and full of roots; it's clay, and it seems doomed and polluted, but you dig little holes for the ugly shriveled bulbs, throw in a handful of poppy seeds, and cover it all over, and you know you'll never see it again - it's death and clay and shrivel, and your hands are nicked from the rocks, your nails black with soil.
Anne Lamott

Education is a fundamental principle of what made America a success. We can't afford to throw any young people away.
Ben Carson
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Throw Translations

throw in Afrikaans is gooi
throw in Danish is kaste
throw in Dutch is keilen, werpen, uitspelen, gooien
throw in French is jetent, jetez, jetons, mise bas
throw in German is Hebel umlegen, Wurf, Wurf, werfen, werfen, Hub
throw in Italian is tiro, alzata, gettare
throw in Norwegian is kaste
throw in Spanish is tirada, echadar
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