Definition of Throw


  • 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
    utter vehemently
    "hurl insults"
    "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"
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Unscramble throw

29 unscramble word found using the letters throw.

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