casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"
bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something
the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
- cam stroke
a single chance or instance
"he couldn't afford $50 a throw"
the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
"the catcher made a good throw to second base"
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"
throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
"Throw a six"
cause to fall off
"The horse threw its inexperienced rider"
make on a potter's wheel
"she threw a beautiful teapot"
organize or be responsible for
"hold a reception"
"have, throw, or make a party"
"give a course"
utter with force
"throw accusations at someone"
cause to be confused emotionally
to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
"Jane threw dinner together"
"throw the car into reverse"
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"
cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
"switch on the light"
"throw the lever"
convey or communicate
of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
"Throw a glance"
"She gave me a dirty look"
place or put with great energy
"She threw the blanket around the child"
"thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"
get rid of
"he shed his image as a pushy boss"
"shed your clothes"
- cast off - shake off - throw off - throw away
move violently, energetically, or carelessly
"She threw herself forwards"
propel through the air
"throw a frisbee"